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Pulaski County school resource officer identified as victim in two-vehicle crash

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PULASKI COUNTY, Va. (WVVA) - An officer with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office has died after a motor vehicle accident yesterday.

That man who died has been identified as 49-year old Perry Hodge.

He served as a sergeant with the school resource officers in Pulaski County, with 15 years of service to the county.

Virginia State Police say the accident happened just after 4 A.M. on Route 11, north of Dublin, VA, about a mile south of Route 1170.

VSP says a truck was travelling south when it crossed the center line and hit Perry's truck head on.

He died at the scene and was not wearing a seatbelt.

The other driver was 26-year-old Michael Morris of Pulaski, VA was transported to the hospital for serious injuries and he was also not wearing a seatbelt.

Charges are pending.

The crash remains under investigation.

Meanwhile, a Facebook post on the Sheriff's page about Sgt. Hodge says "During his time helping watch over all our babies, Sergeant Hodge was passionate about their safety and making sure all the kids felt loved and cared for. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers."

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