Jury Finds SUV Driver Negligent in Fatal Virginia Fire Apparatus Crash

A jury deliberated three hours before returning in Franklin County Circuit Court (VA) with a verdict that found that the negligence of Teri Anne Valentine, the driver of an SUV that collided in July 2010 with a fire truck at a busy Rocky Mount intersection, led to the death of volunteer firefighter William "Danny" Altice, 67. The jury cleared the driver of the fire truck, the late Posey Dillon, 59, of any negligence in the crash, which occurred about 4:30 p.m. July 26, 2010, at the intersection of Virginia 40 and School Board Road. Dillon, a longtime chief of the Rocky Mount Volunteer Fire Department, also died of injuries resulting from the collision. The trial was tied to a ...

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