Police: Alcohol involved in fatal single-car crash in Brunswick County

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — A 44-year-old man was killed in a single-car crash late Thursday night in Brunswick County.

Virginia State Police say the accident happened at 9:54 p.m. on Route 659 (Doctor Purdy Road), just north of Route 611 (Dry Bread Road).

The driver of a Ford Taurus, 34-year-old Tomeka N. Harrison, lost control and ran off the road on Route 659. Police say the passenger side of the car hit a tree.

John A. Hargrove, Jr., 44, was the passenger and police say he was not wearing his seat belt. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to police, alcohol was involved in the crash. Harrison has been charged with reckless driving.

More charges could be pending once the Commonwealth Attorneys Office reviews the crash, state police say.

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