Pulaski VA Deputy Perry Hodge ID’d As Victim In Thursday Dublin Fatal Head-On Crash

PULASKI COUNTY, VA. (THECOUNT) — Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Perry A. Hodge, of Dublin, Virginia, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Thursday morning vehicle crash in Pulaski County.

Hodge, 49, was killed in a two-vehicle crash near Dublin early Thursday morning.

According to reports, Michael D. Morris, 26, of Pulaski, was operating a Chevrolet 1500 pick-up truck traveling on Route 11 near Dublin, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and into opposing lanes around 4 a.m. Thursday. The vehicle then came into head-on contact with a Ford F150 pickup truck, operated by Hodge.

Hodge was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

Morris was transported to an area hospital for treatment of serious unknown injuries.

Charges are pending in the deadly incident.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Pulaski County is a county located in the U.S. state of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 34,872. Its county seat is Pulaski. Pulaski County is part of the Blacksburg–Christiansburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

Family: Ravens Lorenzo Taliaferro Died Of Heart Attack At 28

YORK COUNTY, VA. (THECOUNT) — A family member of Lorenzo Taliaferro, the former Baltimore Ravens running back who died Wednesday, say he suffered a heart attack in York County, Virginia.

Taliaferro, 28, died after being transferred to a York County hospital Wednesday afternoon.

According to reports, York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office in Yorktown, responded to a call of someone needing medical attention at around 3:07 PM on Wednesday.

Taliaferro was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

An official cause of death has not provided.

A fourth-round draft pick out of Coastal Carolina in 2014, Taliaferro spent four seasons with the Ravens.


Geo quick facts: York County is a county in the eastern part of the Commonwealth of Virginia, located in the Tidewater. As of the 2010 census, the population was 65,464. The county seat is the unincorporated town of Yorktown – Wikipedia.

Great Grandson Of Dominic Elioff MN Democratic-Farmer-Labor Shot Dead By Police Saturday

SAINT LOUIS COUNTY, MN. (THECOUNT) — Estavon Dominic Elioff, of Virginia, Minnesota, has been identified as the teen fatally shot in a police involved incident in St. Louis County, Minnesota Saturday.

Elioff, 19, the great-grandson of Dominic Elioff, a Democratic-Farmer-Labor who represented the St. Louis County, Minnesota from 1979 to 1987, was fatally wounded after St. Louis County police opened fire following a foot pursuit near Mountain Iron Saturday.

According to reports, Elioff was suspected of shoplifting early Saturday afternoon at L & M Fleet Supply in Virginia shortly before a foot pursuit led police into the woods, said his mother, Jacqueline Martinez.

A police dog found Elioff in the woods about an hour later. During the confrontation, deputies first deployed Tasers, then two of them fatally shot Elioff.

Elioff was pronounced dead at the scene of gunshot injuries.

The cause of the deadly incident remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: St. Louis County is a county located in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 200,226. Its county seat is Duluth – Wikipedia.

Missing NC Man William Andy Banks Jr Range Rover Found Abandoned In VA

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VA. (THECOUNT) — The vehicle of William “Andy” Banks Jr., the Raleigh, North Carolina man who went missing after meeting someone to sell his Range Rover Saturday, has been located abandoned across state lines in Pittsylvania County, Virginia on Monday.

Banks, 39, was last seen around 2 p.m. Saturday near Cameron Village in Raleigh, home to a chic shopping center of the same name. The vehicle was located in Danville.

According to Raleigh Police, Banks was supposed to meet someone in the K&W Cafeteria parking lot about selling his 2011 Silver Range Rover Sport, according to reports. Local reports said the restaurant is currently closed and cameras from nearby businesses point away from the parking lot.

The Danville police department is assisting Raleigh Police Department.

Anyone with possible information that might help locate Banks is asked to contact Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP or visit raleighcrimestoppers.org for text and email reporting options.


Geo quick facts: Pittsylvania County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 63,506. Chatham is the county seat. Pittsylvania County is included in the Danville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

VA Teen Jace Jefferson ID’d As Victim In Fatal Friday Morning Single-Vehicle Crash

NEW KENT COUNTY, VA. (THECOUNT) — Jace T. Jefferson, of Providence Forge, has been identified as the teen driver killed in a single-vehicle crash early Friday morning, according to reports.

Jefferson, 18, was killed early Friday morning on US-60 in New Kent County, according to Virginia State Police.

According to the crash report, Jefferson was operating a vehicle on Pocahontas Trail near GW King Boulevard, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway. The vehicle then collided with a grouping of trees.

Jefferson was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

“The trooper’s preliminary investigation reveals that a 2012 Toyota Tacoma [driven by Jefferson] was traveling eastbound on Route 60 when he ran off road left striking several trees,” a Virginia State Police spokesperson said. “Jefferson was not wearing his seat belt,” reports WTVR.

Investigators said it appeared driver fatigue played a role in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

Anyone with possible information on the deadly incident may contact police at 911.


Geo quick facts: New Kent County is a county in the eastern part the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 18,429. Its county seat is New Kent. New Kent County is included in the Greater Richmond Region – Wikipedia.

Roanoke VA Man ‘Ian Mills’ ID’d As Victim In Monday Fiery Fatal Blue Ridge Parkway Crash

ROANOKE, VA. (THECOUNT) — Ian Mills of Roanoke, Virginia, has been identified as the victim in a deadly crash on Blue Ridge Parkway near Fincastle, VA on Monday.

National Park Service Rangers say, Mills, 34, was killed in a crash on the Blue Ridge Parkway about 3 p.m. Monday after Parkway dispatchers were called to a report of a head-on crash involving two vehicles near Milepost 132.

The person reporting said a single-vehicle had left the road and was down an embankment, with the second vehicle on fire on the road.

National Park Service Rangers found Mills dead of injuries sustained in the crash.

All other occupants of both vehicles were taken to a hospital for treatment of various injuries, reports WDBJ.

The Park Service says the road remains closed between Milepost 121 and 136 as crews assess road damage that occurred as a result of the fire. There is no estimate when that section of the Parkway will reopen.

The crash is still under investigation to determine a cause.

Geo quick facts: Roanoke is a city in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia. It’s known for the Roanoke Star, also known as the Mill Mountain Star, a neon landmark overlooking the city from the summit of Mill Mountain. The surrounding park area is home to trails, picnic areas and the Mill Mountain Zoo. Downtown, the Taubman Museum of Art highlights work by American artists like Thomas Eakins and John Singer Sargent – wikipedia.

VA Man Michael Nelson & Woman ID’d As Victims Found Shot In Head In Stafford County Home Saturday Night

STAFFORD COUNTY, VA. (THECOUNT) — Michael Shane Nelson, of Fredericksburg, Virginia, has been identified as the victim in a fatal shooting in Fredericksburg, VA Saturday night.

Nelson, 41, was found suffering from a gunshot wound to the head after police arrived to a Fredericksburg residence on a 911 assistance call.

Stafford County police arrived to a residence on New Hope Church Road and discovered Nelson and an unidentified woman both suffering from a gunshot wound to the head around 6 p.m. Saturday.

The woman, whose identity was not disclosed, is recovering at a nearby hospital, reports Foc5DC. Her current condition was not provided by officials.

Nelson was pronounced dead at the scene of gunshot injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with possible information may contact police at 911.


Geo quick facts: Fredericksburg is a city on the Rappahannock River in Virginia, south of Washington, D.C. Known for its colonial and Civil War history, it’s home to the 4 battlefields of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park: Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House. The park’s Fredericksburg National Cemetery is the final resting place of thousands of Union soldiers – wikipedia.

VA Crewe Elementary School Teacher, Deacon Somerville Wife, Wartena ID’d As Victim In Tuesday Quadruple-Fatal Dinwiddie Church Van Crash

DINWIDDIE, VA. (THECOUNT) — Michael Somerville, a deacon at Shiloh Baptist Church in Blackstone, Virginia, said his wife, Wartena Somerville, was one of the victims in a crash that took the life of four individuals Tuesday night.

Deacon Somerville said Wartena was a teacher a Crewe Elementary School and sang in the choir.

They two have a 9-month-old daughter together.

Four people died and several others were injured after a church van was rear-ended in Dinwiddie County.

The crash occurred in the near Zion Road and Route 460 just before 7 p.m. Tuesday evening after the van slowed to make a turn into a church parking lot.

Police said an Ford-450 truck pulling a trailer loaded with metal rear-ended the van, causing it to overturn several times before it landed on its side. The truck ran off the side of the road and hit a guardrail, reports NBC12.

State police said there were 11 passengers on the van, four of which died at the scene, three were flown to VCU Medical Center with life-threatening injuries and four others were taken by ambulance to nearby hospitals with serious injuries.

Officials with VCU Medical Center said three adult female patients were flown to the hospital for treatment and are expected to survive. An additional patient was also being transported to VCU Medical Center, according to hospital officials.

The male driver of the truck was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.


Geo quick facts: Dinwiddie County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,001. Its county seat is Dinwiddie. Dinwiddie County is part of the Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

Shipman VA Man Roger Beverly Arrested Fatal Stabbing ‘Setting On Fire’ Charlottesville Man Winfred Watson

NELSON COUNTY, VA. (THECOUNT) — Roger Beverly has been identified as Shipman, VA man arrested Thursday evening over the death of Charlottesville resident Winfred W. Watson in Nelson County.

Beverly, 34, was charged by the Virginia State Police with 1st-degree murder and one felony county of concealing a body after allegedly stabbing Watson and then setting him on fire.

He is being held without bond at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail.

The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call about a body located off a path behind the Food Lion supermarket located at 85 Callohill drive, in Lovingston.

Upon arrival, deputies located the remains of Watson.

Based on the description provided by witness statements, the Sheriff’s deputies were able to locate Beverly a short time later.

He was hiding in some trees not far from where the remains of Watson were found, reports WSET.

Further investigation revealed that Beverly and Watson had gotten into a heated argument that lead to a physical altercation.

Watson was stabbed multiple times and then set on fire.

That murder weapon was then found on the scene.

Additional charges are pending, and the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office and Nelson County Commonwealth’s Attorney are assisting the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Appomattox Field Office with an ongoing criminal investigation.

Geo quick facts: Lovingston is a census-designated place in and the county seat of Nelson County, Virginia, United States. The population as of the 2010 Census was 520. Its ZIP Code is 22949. It was among the communities severely affected by flash flooding from Hurricane Camille in 1969 – Wikipedia.

GA Man Christopher Conti ID’d As Victim Killed In San Diego Lime Scooter Crash

SAN DIEGO, CA. (THECOUNT) — Christopher Conti, from Woodstock, Georgia, has been identified as the victim involved in a fatal Lime scooter crash while visiting San Diego California on Wednesday night.

Conti, 53, died following sustaining injuries in a scooter collision while on vacation in San Diego, police confirmed Monday.

The fatal crash occurred around 10 p.m. Wednesday B St & Tenth Ave in downtown San Diego after Conti was traveling on a rented Lime electric scooter and lost control.

Conti suffered massive blunt force trauma head injuries and was transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Conti was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, police said.

This is the first known Lime scooter fatality in San Diego, reports Fox5SanDiego.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember the beloved man:

Geo quick facts: San Diego is a city on the Pacific coast of California known for its beaches, parks and warm climate. Immense Balboa Park is the site of the renowned San Diego Zoo, as well as numerous art galleries, artist studios, museums and gardens. A deep harbor is home to a large active naval fleet, with the USS Midway, an aircraft-carrier-turned-museum, open to the public – wikipedia.