VSP investigating fatal crash in Mecklenburg County

Published 8:27 am Friday, February 25, 2022

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At 10:04 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19, Virginia State Police (VSP) responded to a single-vehicle crash on Old National Hwy, just south of Merifield Drive.

“A 2005 Honda Accord was traveling south on Old National Highway when it crossed the centerline, overcorrected, ran off the right side of the road, struck a ditch, overturned and struck a tree,” VSP Public Relations Coordinator Shelby Crouch advised in a press release.

The driver, Caleb J. Riggins, 25, of Elon, N.C., died at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

The passenger, Morgan L. Parker, 22, of Burlington, N.C., died at the scene. She was not wearing a seatbelt.

Speed is being investigated as a possible factor in the crash. The crash remains under investigation.