ESSEX COUNTY- One person is dead after a single vehicle crash early Sunday morning (December 18) when the car they were driving ran off the road and struck a tree.  The crash occurred at approximately 1:10 a.m., on Route 619 (Sunnyside Road), 4/10 mile east of Route 650 (Hickory Hill Road) in Essex County.


Virginia State Police Master Trooper A. Allen is investigating the crash.


The trooper’s investigation revealed that a 1998 Ford Escort was traveling east on Route 619 when it ran off the road to the right struck a tree and caught fire, a passenger in the vehicle was ejected.

The male driver of the 1998 Ford died at the scene, his body has been transported to the office of the chief medical examiner for examination and positive identification.  The passenger was transported via med-flight to MCV Hospital in Richmond with serious injuries.
The crash remains under investigation.