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.
What do you think may have caused this Virginia auto accident?