MIDDLESEX COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia State Police are investigating a single vehicle crash in Middlesex County that left one man dead on Friday night.
On the evening of Friday, Dec. 2, state police were called to investigate a single-vehicle crash on Route 33/General Puller Highway.
According to police, the driver of a 2019 Hyundai Sonata, identified as 85-year-old Joseph Paul Pearce of Topping, Va., was driving westbound on Route 33 on Friday night. The car ran off the road, hit a road sign and several mailboxes, went airborne and finally landed in a ditch.
Pearce died at the scene, according to police. He was wearing his seatbelt and there is no indication that alcohol was a factor in the crash.