VSP investigating fatal crash

Published 7:12 pm Saturday, October 30, 2021

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At 7:51 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 22, Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Route 47 just north of Draper Road in Mecklenburg County.

A 2018 Kensworth tractor-trailer was traveling north when it ran off the right side of the road and struck a ditch and a utility pole.

The driver, Shady W. Bennett, 58, of Edenton, North Carolina, died at the scene. He was wearing a seatbelt. A medical emergency is being investigated as a contributing factor to the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.