MADISON COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia State Police are investigating a deadly single-vehicle crash that occurred in Madison County last week.
The crash occurred around 9:45 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, at the intersection of Orange Road and South Seminole Trail.
According to police, a 2006 Cadillac DTS was driving west on Orange Road when it failed to stop at a stop sign, crossed over South Seminole Trail and hit an embankment before crashing into several trees.
The driver of the Cadillac — identified as 44-year-old Robert McCloud Jr. of Orange County — received serious but non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to UVA Medical Center for treatment.
A passenger of the Cadillac — identified as 56-year-old Steve Gallihugh of Madison County — died while being taken to the hospital.
Both McCloud and Gallihugh were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.
Virginia State Police said alcohol is considered to be a factor in the crash.
“Charges are pending as the crash remains under investigation with consultation with the Commonwealth’s Attorney Office,” a spokesperson with Virginia State Police said.