ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va. - The chief of Exmore police in Accomack County was killed in a car accident when his tire blew out at about 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, according to Michelle Cotten with Virginia State Police.
Chief Stephen T. Elliot was killed after the front left tire of his 1985 Ford pickup truck blew out on Route 609 in Accomack County, causing him to run off the road. His car overturned and he was ejected.
Cotten said alcohol was not a factor in the accident, but Elliot was not wearing a seatbelt at the time.
Elliot's vehicle was the only one involved in the accident, so nobody else was injured.
WAVY.com has sent a crew to the scene.
Thoughts are with the family and all the fine people of Exmore. Such a tragedy.