Petersburg man killed in Southampton County crash

SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A Petersburg man was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Sunday night.

Virginia State Police were called to investigate the crash around 9:29 p.m. Sunday, which happened on Route 616 northbound, South of Route 617 in Southampton County.

Police say a 2014 Nissan Versa was traveling northbound Route 616 when the driver, 50-year-old Purnell Davis of Petersburg, ran off the roadway and struck a tree.

Davis was not wearing his safety belt at the time of the accident. He died at the scene. It was unknown if alcohol was a factor, according to authorities.

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