An Essex County sheriff’s deputy is recovering from minor injuries he suffered this afternoon when his vehicle overturned in a single-vehicle crash.
Deputy Jay Taylor, 44, was transported to Riverside Tappahanock Hospital following the wreck at 12:30 p.m. in Essex County.
Taylor was responding to a call when his patrol car hit standing water and hydroplaned while heading north on U.S. 17 near the intersection of state Route 601, said Sgt. Tom Cunningham of the Virginia State Police. The deputy lost control of the vehicle, struck an embankment in the median and overturned, he said.