State Police Investigating Crash Involving Bedford Co. Sheriff's Armored Vehicle

Bedford Co., VA - An armored vehicle from the Bedford County Sheriff's Department overturned Friday on Smith Mountain Lake Parkway.

According to a news release, the vehicle was en route to the Sweetwater Camp Ground for display at a fall festival when it overturned around 6 p.m.

A deputy driving the vehicle was taken to Bedford County Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The armored vehicle is known as the "Beast" and was donated to the Bedford County Sheriff's Office in 1998 and was used by the Sheriff's Tactical Response Team.

State police are investigating the accident.

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