1 Dead, 2 Injured in Single-Vehicle Crash in Gretna

by sko | August 4th, 2011

August 4, 2011

A Ringold, Virginia, man died on Wednesday, August 3, when the car he was riding in ran off the road and overturned, ejecting him.

The crash occurred in Gretna, Virginia, around 6 p.m. on U.S. 29. A 1997 Ford Explorer that was traveling southbound ran off the road, then veered and overcorrected, flipping the vehicle.

The News & Advance reports that the Explorer overturned five times, throwing a 61-year-old male passenger from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead a the scene.

The Explorer’s driver had to be airlifted to a nearby hospital and yet another passenger was taken to a hospital by ambulance.

A portion of U.S. 29 was closed for about 40 minutes after the wreck.

Virginia State Trooper T.S. Bullington told The News & Advance that neither speed nor alcohol were a factor in the crash and that the investigation is ongoing.

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