Sheriff's Deputy Checking on Deer hit by Jeep On Route 7

10:34 AM, Sep 19, 2011   |    comments
Traffic was backed up on Rt. 7 after a deputy was struck
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LEESBURG, Va. (WUSA) -- A Loudoun County Sheriff's deputy was injured after he was struck by a vehicle on Route 7 early Monday morning.

Captain Brian Courneya hit a deer early Monday morning while he was driving east on Route 7, police said. 

When he got out of his car to check on the deer, a person driving a Jeep swerved off the road and ran into the deputy, police said. 

Craig H. Trout, 62, of Lovettsville, Va., was charged with reckless driving (failure to maintain control), police said in a news release.

"Captain Courneya was taken to the Cornwall Campus of INOVA Loudoun Hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Captain Courneya is a 22-year veteran of the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office and is a member of the Field Operations Division. He is currently the commander of the Central Loudoun Sheriff's Station," police said. 

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