Arlington County’s chief deputy sheriff has died in a car crash.
Dennis Webb, 53, died Saturday afternoon in Prince William County when a driver lost control of a Jeep and hit an SUV then returned to the road and hit Webb’s car.
Police said that Scott Edgell, 47, of Stafford, was charged with reckless driving. They said speed was a factor in the crash.
No one else was hurt in the wreck.
Arlington Sheriff Beth Arthur called Webb one of the greatest guys you’d ever want to meet. She said he joined the department after retiring from a 22-year career in Prince William, where he lived.
The chief deputy sheriff of Arlington County, Dennis W. Webb, was killed Saturday in one of two fatal car crashes that occurred over the weekend in Prince William County, authorities said.
Webb, 53, was “one of the greatest guys you’d ever want to meet,” Arlington Sheriff Beth Arthur said last night.
She said he joined her department about three years ago after retiring from a 22-year law enforcement career in Prince William, where he lived. He had been director of administration at the Prince William-Manassas regional adult detention center.
Arthur said Webb was married and had two sons and a 6-year-old grandchild. He was a church member, a “man of great faith,” she said. “Once you met him, within three seconds he was your best friend.”
Prince William police said a Jeep went out of control on Sudley Road about 2 p.m. and sideswiped a sport-utility vehicle. It returned to the road, went out of control again and hit Webb’s car as he turned into a parking lot, police said. Webb died at the scene; no one else was hurt.
Police said that Scott R. Edgell, 47, of Stafford was charged with reckless driving and that speed was a factor in the crash.