Accident leads to serious injuries

Published 12:00 pm Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Virginia State Police (VSP) is investigating a single-vehicle crash in Prince Edward County that occurred Saturday at 6 a.m. on Route 604 less than a mile east of Route 686.

According to Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller, the driver, Heaven L.J. Strockbine, 21, was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of serious injuries. 

“A 2005 Ford F-150 pickup truck was traveling east on Route 604. As it came through a curve, it ran off the right side of the road,” said Geller.

“The driver overcorrected, which caused the pick-up truck to cross back over the travel lanes, run off the left side, overturn and strike several trees.”

Geller said Strockbine was charged with failure to maintain control.

“The crash remains under investigation,” Geller said.