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    Trooper A. D. Campbell

    Just doesn't seem right does it?

    Alleged Drunk Driver Charged in Death of Trooper & Son
    ~ Boy Dies on His 9th Birthday ~

    "An Eastern Shore state trooper and his son are dead following a wreck which, according to State Police, was caused by a drunk driver.


    Anthony Daryl Campbell, 35, of Silver Beach was pronounced dead at Shore Memorial Hospital shortly after the 10 p.m. collision Friday night. Campbell, a trooper with the Virginia State Police who was currently on active duty with the U.S. Army and stationed at Ft. A.P. Hill, was home for the weekend and a passenger in a car driven by his wife, Leigh R. Campbell.


    Also a passenger in the vehicle was the couple's 8-year-old son, Andrew T. Campbell, who suffered a severe head injury in the incident.


    The Campbell car was stopped at a red light in the northbound lane of Lankford Highway at the intersection with Business Rt. 13 in Onley when it was struck from behind by a pickup truck.


    According to state police spokesman Sgt. D.S. Carr, the collision caused a chain reaction involving two additional vehicles.


    While the five occupants of the other vehicles incurred non-life-threatening injuries, Campbell suffered extensive internal injuries. Efforts to save him following extrication from his crushed car were unsuccessful.


    Andrew, whose birthday was Monday, was flown by Nightingale Air Ambulance to Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters in Norfolk, where he was listed in critical condition. Nightingale later returned to transport Mrs. Campbell, who was treated at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and released.


    Two ambulances from Onancock, and one each from Onley, Parksley, Wachapreague, Melfa and Bloxom, as well as a rescue truck from Tasley responded to the scene in Onley, as did investigating Trooper D.J. Buchanan, the State Police accident reconstruction team and agents from the State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation. Taken into custody was Larrie Linwood Taylor, 55, of Painter, the driver of the pickup which struck the Campbell vehicle.


    Carr said Taylor was charged with manslaughter and driving under the influence. He was incarcerated in the Accomack County Jail with bond set at $35,000 but had been released by Monday when Andrew passed away at 12:38 p.m.


    Carr said a second warrant charging Taylor with manslaughter was obtained and he was taken into custody once again. Taylor is being held without bond."


    Just doesn't seem right does it?
    Last edited by VSP791; 06-26-2003 at 22:14.

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    No, nothing right about it. Why these things happen is one of life's questions that we just aren't meant to have the answer to.
    God Bless and keep him, and comfort the family and fellow officers.

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    Unfriginbelievable, God rest their souls, and may God help the mother get through life because I can't imagine the pain she is suffering right now.

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    Prayers to the family...



    I think it's about time to make DUI with a death a murder as opposed to manslaughter...

    You drive drunk and kill someone... You forfeit your life by going to prison for the rest of it...

    Just my opinion...

    Kahuna

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    Makes you think when all this tough legislation is being passed to prevent the downloading of music from computers...but we are still in the dark ages with DUI legislation...$250 fine and ASAP for a year.

    Im about as sharp as a soap stone...but even I know there is a problem with that.


 

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