Pulaski County Deputy killed in early morning crash

Pulaski County Deputy killed in early morning crash
Deputy Perry Hodge

The Virginia State Police is reporting that at 4:09 a.m. this morning (Jan. 14), Virginia State Police responded to a crash on Route 11, north of Dublin and 1.3 miles south of Route 1170.

A 2011 Chevrolet 1500 pick-up truck was traveling south on Route 11 when it crossed the centerline and struck a northbound 1998 Ford F150 pick-up truck head-on.

The driver of the Ford, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Perry A. Hodge, 49, of Dublin, Va., died at the scene. State Police report he was not wearing a seatbelt.

The driver of the Chevrolet, Michael D. Morris, 26, of Pulaski, Va., was transported for treatment of serious injuries. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

Charges are pending. The crash remains under investigation.