Two killed after car hit by Virginia sheriff deputy’s vehicle

by SpeedLux
Virginia State Police

Two people were killed after their car was struck by a vehicle driven by an on-duty sheriff’s deputy.

The crash took place at about 10:20 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Marsh Road and Granite Street in Fauquier County.

A 2018 Toyota driven by Brian P. Dangerfield of Bealeton was traveling west on Granite Street and had stopped at a stop sign. He was crossing the northbound lanes of Marsh Road when his car was struck by a county-owned Dodge Charger driven by sheriff’s deputy Brock K. Smith.

The impact caused Toyota to overturn in the median. Dangerfield, 65, was pronounced dead at the scene.

His wife, Mary D. Dangerfield, 65, succumbed to injuries in hospital.

Both were using seatbelts.

Smith was not using a seatbelt. He sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Virginia State Police are investigating the crash.

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