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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Adrienne Mayfield is an award-winning, multi-media journalist hailing from Clermont, Fla. She moved to Lynchburg, Va. on a whim when she was 19, and worked her way to Hampton Roads in 2013. Adrienne is passionate about telling people stories via covering public safety and the judicial system. She isn’t afraid to take a heads-on approach to covering crime, including knocking on doors to get the details police aren’t sharing. Adrienne is a 2014 Old Dominion University graduate who still lives within walking distance of the college. You may see her cruising around Downtown Norfolk on her bike, enjoying a sandwich from Grilled Cheese Bistro or playing fetch with her dog, Greta, at the Colonial Place dog park.