Devastating news from the rural Bath County home of my friend and fellow State Senator, Creigh Deeds.
I’ve spent a lot of time with Deeds, beginning back in 2005 when we were both on the statewide circuit (him for LG and me for AG). We had a lot of laughs and closed down a few bars, back in the day.
Since being in the Senate, Creigh has been a great friend to me, sharing the “back row” of the Democratic side of the chamber. We’ve laughed and joked our way through many late-night Senate sessions, and I’ve never publicly revealed his means of breaking the legislative monotony by following his beloved Cincinnati Reds on mlb.com.
I have no knowledge about the causes of this tragedy. I only know that Creigh and his son Gus shared a residence in Mill Springs, and Creigh was taken by helicopter to UVA Hospital today after being found with critical injuries. His son is dead.
I will try to post more, if and when I learn it. Creigh is a great friend and we love serving in the legislature with him.