GOOCHLAND COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) -
A Henrico County sheriff's deputy is dead after a private vehicle accident in Goochland County around 2:40 a.m. Thursday..
23-year-old Gabriel "Gabe" Thomas Pearce, of Rockville, was driving a 2003 Honda CRV on Rt. 622 (Rockville Road) when he was going around a curve, lost control and went off the road, hitting some trees and was ejected from the car.
According to police, the deputy was not wearing a seatbelt. Pearce died at the scene. There is no evidence of alcohol or excessive speed.
Pearce was a Sheriff's Deputy with the Henrico Sheriff's Department. He was a part of a program that Henrico Police has with VCU where students work through the summer as interns. He became a full time deputy in April of this year and graduated VCU in May.