VSP investigating fatal single-vehicle crash in Essex

Virginia News

ESSEX COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The Virginia State Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that killed one man Thursday evening.

VSP said they responded to a single-vehicle crash at 6:14 p.m. on April 15, on Route 17, .75 miles south of Layton Landings Road. They said a 2021 Ram 1500 pickup truck was headed south when it ran off the left side of the road and hit a ditch in the median.

The driver, Marvin V. Headley, 85, of Richmond County, died at the scene. VSP said he was wearing a seatbelt and the passenger in the vehicle was uninjured.

Officials believe a medical emergency is considered a contributing factor in the crash

The crash is still under investigation by VSP. 

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