A Charles City County (Va.) Sheriff's deputy was killed while responding as backup to another deputy, when he cruiser struck a tree.

Deputy Michael Walizer, 36, lost control of his patrol car on Route 5 about a mile west of Route 155. The 36-year-old deputy died at the scene, reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Deputy Walizer was wearing his seatbelt at the time. He was an 11-year veteran of law enforcement.

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