Accident results in fatality

Published 1:35 am Saturday, September 22, 2018

A Meherrin resident died in a fatal two-vehicle accident Monday afternoon on U.S. Route 15 in Prince Edward County.

Garrison Hicks, 49, succumbed to injuries sustained in the accident.

According to Virginia State Police Public Relations Director Corinne Geller, the accident occurred just after 3 p.m. on U.S. Route 15, less than a mile north of Bayberry Lane.

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“The driver of a 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier lost control of the vehicle and it ran off the right side of Route 15,” Geller said. “The driver over-corrected which caused the Cavalier to come back into the roadway, cross the center line and strike head-on a 2008 Infiniti G375.”

Hicks, Geller said, was transported to Centra Southside Community Hospital. He was not wearing a seat belt, Geller said.

The crash remains under investigation.