Mechanicsville man dies in single-vehicle crash near Hanover Courthouse

Posted on Monday, July 22, 2013 at 10:10 am

Hanover authorities have identified the man who died in single-vehicle crash Sunday.

In a statement released Monday morning, Lt. Chris Whitley, of the Hanover Sheriff’s Office, identified the deceased as Burnell C. Driggs Jr., 60, of Mechanicsville.

July 21, at approximately 5 p.m., the Hanover Sheriff’s Office responded to River Road near Hanover Courthouse Road for a report of a single-vehicle crash.

Preliminary investigation indicates that Driggs’s 1997 Chevrolet SUV was traveling west on River Road when it crossed into the eastbound lane, exited the roadway, and struck a tree head-on.

Driggs was transported to Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center by Hanover Fire-EMS where he was pronounced dead.  There were no other occupants in the vehicle.

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