2012-02-23 / Local & State

W.Va. Sheriff's Deputy Killed In Pursuit In SW Pa.

MOUNT MORRIS, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a deputy sheriff from West Virginia was killed in an early morning crash during a vehicle pursuit.

State police in Waynesburg say a truck being sought in a hit-and-run in West Virginia was spotted shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday on Route 100. Granville, W.Va. police and Monongalia County sheriff's deputies gave chase. The driver entered Pennsylvania on Route 19 and headed south on Interstate 79. Police say at about 1:40 a.m. Saturday in Perry Township the truck hit the vehicle of 41-year-old Sgt. Michael Todd May, a Monongalia sheriff's deputy for 10 years. Police said May was pronounced dead at Ruby Memorial Hospital.

A 35-year- old Morgantown, W.Va. man was taken into custody and a homicide by vehicle case was opened. Police say the investigation continues.

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