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Woman Killed in Henrico Crash was Member of Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad

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Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad member Beverly Luther was killed in a car accident at the intersection of North Parham and Midway roads on Wednesday night. (Photo: Henrico Fire) Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad member Beverly Luther was killed in a car accident at the intersection of North Parham and Midway roads on Wednesday night. (Photo: Henrico Fire)
HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) -

Police have identified an 86-year-old Henrico woman as the victim who was killed in a car accident at the intersection of North Parham and Midway roads on Wednesday night.

Around 7:45 p.m. on May 28, a Volvo was traveling north on North Parham Road, while a Mercury was traveling south on the same road. According to Henrico County Police, the Volvo crossed the median and entered the southbound travel lane, striking the Mercury head on.

The driver of the Volvo, 86-year-old Beverly Luther, of the 200 block of Roslyn Hills Drive in Henrico, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Mercury, an adult female, was transported to VCU Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Police say neither alcohol nor speed was a factor in the crash. No charges have been placed at this time.

“Our thoughts are with the family and many friends of Ms. Luther as they deal with this loss,” Lieutenant Linda Toney said in a statement.

Luther was a longtime member of the Henrico County Division of Fire's Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad. TVRS Squad President John Tatum released the following statement on behalf of the rescue squad: 

"With a heavy heart, Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad shares the news of the death of Life Member Beverly Luther. Ms. Luther succumbed to her death from the fatal traffic accident last night on Parham road. Ms. Luther has been a dedicated member for over 16 years. She served as a dispatcher on the Wednesday Daytime Crew. She was known for her charming smile and pleasant demeanor with everyone she encountered. Ms. Luther was committed to her service at Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad and serving the residents of Henrico county in time of need for medical emergencies, she would not leave her shift until someone else arrived to relieve her and to answer the phones.

Recently, Ms. Luther shared her feelings about Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad. She described the group as her 'family' and added 'these people saved my life by giving it purpose.'

Tuckahoe Rescue Squad President John Tatum sends his condolences to her family and said 'Ms. Luther was the heart of the Wednesday crew. We were grateful to have such a dedicated volunteer who gave her time so graciously. Our people who volunteer their time are our most valuable resource and we have lost one of our family members. Our Rescue Squad mourns the loss of a wonderful person.'”


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