12:15 P.M. UPDATE SCOTT COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – Authorities with Virginia State Police said multiple people, including a Scott County sheriff’s deputy, were taken to the hospital after a multi-vehicle crash Wednesday morning.
VSP officials report the crash happened after the driver of a 2018 Subaru tried to slow down for a deer approaching the side of Nickelsville Highway.
That person was rear-ended by the driver of a 2017 Dodge Charger that was unable “to avoid the slowing Subaru.”
That second driver, identified as a Scott County sheriff’s deputy, then crossed over into traffic where it hit the driver of a 2005 Corolla head-on.
The driver of a Ford F-150 then hit the back of the Corolla.
We’re told by VSP officials that both the driver of the Corolla, identified as Mark Greer, 49, and the sheriff’s deputy, Anthony J. Hass, 28, were taken to the hospital for treatment of “serious, but non-life threatening injuries.”
VSP said both drivers were wearing seatbelts.
The release added that “Hass, a Scott County Sheriff’s Deputy, was traveling with traffic at the time of the crash. No emergency equipment was activated on his patrol vehicle at the time of the crash.”
While the crash remains under investigation, Deputy Hass; Ford F-150 driver Anthony Layton, 48; and Corolla drive Jessica Burke, 38, were cited with a summons for following too closely.
SCOTT COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – Multiple injuries have been confirmed after a multi-vehicle crash on State Route 71 in Scott County on Wednesday morning.
According to the Nickelsville Rescue Squad, emergency officials were called to the scene of a multi-vehicle crash in the 3000 block of SR 71 at 7:38 a.m.
Injuries were confirmed, but there was no word on the extent or number of injuries or vehicles involved.
According to NRS, the Virginia State Police have taken over the crash investigation.
Gate City Fire Department, Scott County Life Saving Crew, Scott County Sheriff’s Office and the Duffield Fire Department all responded to the crash.