Update July 27: Virginia State Police (VSP) have charged the driver of the minivan which rear-ended a Pittsylvania County deputy Friday with failure to yield to a stationary emergency vehicle.
According to Sgt. Lane with the VSP, the deputy and the driver involved in the crash were both released from the hospital Friday with no serious injuries.
Original: A Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office deputy and one other person have been taken to the hospital after a rear-end collision on southbound Highway 29 in Blairs closed both lanes.
According to a trooper with the Virginia State Police, a deputy had stopped his vehicle on the side of Highway 29 just south of Dry Fork Road to inspect a broken-down vehicle when a white minivan rear-ended his vehicle around 4:50 p.m.
The deputy and the driver of the minivan were both transported to Sovah Health in Danville with injuries.
The highway has since opened to one lane of traffic and, according to the state trooper, should be open completely by 7:30 p.m.
This article will be updated as more information becomes available.