FCSO Deputy is injured in an Interstate 81 mishap

Virginia State Police (VSP) report by email an injury to a Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) Deputy.

In the morning of May 3 at approximately 5:45 a Kenworth dump truck traveling on Interstate 81 north struck the Route 646 overpass at mile marker 292.

Before the strike the driver of the truck Gaylon R. Miller of Toms Brook accidently engaged the dump bed.

As it rose the dump bed struck the underside of the overpass and was detached from the rest of the truck.

The dump bed fell back onto an approaching Frederick County Sheriff Ford Explorer cruiser driven by a deputy.

The unidentified Sheriff’s Deputy was left with minor injuries and was transported to Winchester Medical Center for treatment.

The front end of the cruiser sustained considerable damage and was left inoperable.

The 71-year-old driver of the dump truck was uninjured in the incident.

FC Sheriff Millholland confirmed that the deputy is recovering and out of the hospital with a new ride.

Miller was wearing his seatbelt and has been charged with reckless driving.

VSP continue to investigate the incident.

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