A 31-year-old man reportedly struck another vehicle head-on, killing the other driver and seriously injuring himself and his passenger on Sept. 27 around 1:10 p.m. According to Virginia State Police, the man was driving eastbound on State Route 643 when he suddenly ran off the road. In trying to correct his vehicle, he veered into the westbound lane and into oncoming traffic, where he collided with the other vehicle. The man's vehicle then spun out of control and caught fire.
The 29-year-old female driver of the vehicle that was hit was pronounced dead at the scene, while the male driver and his passenger were flown to VCU Medical Center. Police charged the male driver with reckless driving and failure to maintain proper control. It is unknown whether alcohol was a factor in the crash.