CARRSVILLE, Va. (WAVY) - Deputies in Isle of Wight County are mourning the loss of one of their own following a deadly motorcycle accident in Carrsville Sunday.
A sheriff's office patrol car was draped in black Monday following the loss of Sgt. Jeffrey A. Storm.
The 911 call came in at 4:13 p.m. from the 30000 block of Walters Highway, which is also Route 258 in Carrsville. Deputies from the Isle of Wight Sheriff's Office and troopers from the Virginia State Police responded to the call along with Carrsville fire crews.
Storm, 52, of Windsor, was pronounced dead at the scene. Storm joined the sheriff's office in 1995 as a patrol deputy and was promoted in 2000. He most recently worked as an administrative sergeant and crime prevention specialist.
The sheriff's office issued the following statement Sunday night:
"The Isle of Wight Sheriff's Office is in deep mourning at the loss of a devoted friend and fine public servant."
State police say Storm's 1999 Yamaha VMX12 was traveling northbound on Route 258 when it lost control, ran off the road right ejected him. A sheriff's office spokeswoman says the cause of the crash is still under investigation.
Residents who saw the aftermath of the crash say they are still struggling with the horrific scene they saw outside their homes.
"When you see that yellow tape know that something is happening that is not good," resident James Jones said.
The closer Jones got to this scene he says it became clear it was more than just not good.
"Well one of the police officers said there was a dead body right in front of my yard, and that's why I couldn't drive through," Jones said.
Resident Altreese Holland heard the impact of the crash from her house.
"I was sitting here watching the game and I heard a lot of thumping outside," Holland said. "When I came to my room I saw someone lying in the yard. There were people trying to resuscitate him. I saw his helmet laying over there."
Holland says the scene was hard for to process especially since it was so close to home.
"It does something to you when it's kind of like death is right at your front door," Holland said. "We live in that house right there and to come to my window and see all of that was pretty tough."
But, residents say it's not the first time they have seen a crash on Walters Highways.
"This wasn't the first time this has happened in my yard especially around this curve right here," Jones said. "A person was hurt real bad."
"There used to be a lot more accidents here near the sharp turn," Holland said. "But people have started to drive more carefully."
The accident forced the Virginia Department of Transportation to closed Route 258 for several hours Sunday.
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