Greene County Police have confirmed that a sheriff’s deputy died in an accident involving a tractor-trailer at around 1:20 pm Thursday, June 4, 2009. The fatal accident happened on Route 230 near Stanardsville in Greene County. Both the car and the truck involved were on fire.
The big rig was engulfed in flames. The fire has been put out, and all that is left are the charred remains of the vehicle.
Officials on the scene have confirmed that a Greene County sheriff’s deputy was driving the car hit by the truck. The State Patrol says the unidentified deputy’s car veered off the road, then back onto the pavement and into the path of the oncoming truck.
The area of Route 230 near Dundee Road is now open after authorities cleaned up the crash site.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to them and Chad’s family. Chad had a great love of law enforcement and will be surely missed by his fellow officers and workers,” said Greene County Sheriff Scott Haas.
Carr had been in law enforcement for seven-and-a-half years, and had recently been promoted to the narcotics investigation unit. Carr’s fellow deputies say one of his favorite assignments was being a canine handler. Carr also received a life-saving award for saving a man’s life while performing rescue CPR.
Haas praised the driver of that tractor trailer, Kent Eaton, for trying to help Carr after the crash.
“We’re thankful that he helped, or made an attempt to help our officer and we’re very thankful that he was not injured,” said Haas.
The Sheriff’s Office says they’ll be establishing a fund for his two children.