Virginia Beach sheriff’s deputy killed in head-on collision Thursday

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(Courtsey of the Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office)

(Courtsey of the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office)

A Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office Deputy was killed during a head-on collision Thursday morning.

Edgardo G. Lucero, 56, was driving west on the 2000 block of Livingston Oak Drive, near Outerbridge Quay, around 6:31 a.m. when a 2015 Ford Eagle traveling on the same road east went into the westbound lane and hit him head on, according to a Virginia Beach Police Department news release.

Lucero was taken to a local hospital where he died. The driver of the Ford Eagle was also taken to a local hospital and later released.

Lucero worked for the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office for 15 years and was currently a corrections officer at the Virginia Beach Correctional Center, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Kathy Hieatt wrote in an email.

“Deputy Edgardo Lucero was a good man and a good deputy who faithfully served the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office,” Hieatt wrote. “Our deputies will be draping their badges in honor of Deputy Lucero until his burial.”

Mayfield can be reached at 352-431-9612.

 

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Virginia Beach sheriff’s deputy killed in head-on collision Thursday