Brodnax Chief of Police Joe Carey was struck and killed by a vehicle in the 200 block of Route 58 in Brodnax.
He had activated his emergency lights and was removing a dead dog from the roadway when he was struck by an oncoming pickup truck. He was transported to Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill where he succumbed to his injuries.
Brodnax Police Chief Joe Carey had reportedly pulled over to the right side of the road in the 200 block of Piney Pond Road on Route 58 to recover the remains of an animal that had been struck by a vehicle, according to Virginia State Police.
Police said Carey was returning to the side of the highway when he was hit by an eastbound Ford F-150 pickup truck unable to avoid him. Carey was transported to Community Memorial Hospital – VCU Health in South Hill where he died from his injuries.
According to police, Carey’s police vehicle lights were activated while it was parked on the side of the highway. The driver of the pickup truck was not injured and the crash remains under investigation.