Southampton deputy collides with Public Works vehicle

Published 2:50 pm Friday, October 27, 2023

A Southampton Sheriff’s Office Deputy was collided with a Southampton Public Works roll-off truck used for trash collection, according to a press release.  According to the release, the accident occurred on Meherrin Road near White House Road in front of the Courtland Refuse Collection Site.

“The driver and only occupant of the Sheriff’s Office vehicle and one of the occupants of the Public Works truck were transported to Southampton Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries,” the release said. “A second occupant of the Public Works truck was assessed by EMS on scene and was not transported.”

Meherrin Road was closed in both directions from approximately 10:49 a.m. until 12:10 p.m. 

The Virginia State Police were called to investigate the crash.  Any specific information pertaining to the crash or follow-up on the investigation will need to be directed to their agency.