Crash claims life of Chase City man

Published 2:17 pm Friday, September 30, 2022

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A single vehicle crash has claimed the life of a Chase City man.

According to a press release from the Virginia State Police (VSP), a 2004 Honda Accord was traveling north on Route 47 on Wednesday, Sept. 21, when it ran off the left side of the road and struck a mailbox and a ditch. The vehicle then overturned and struck a utility wire and several trees.

The crash occurred on Route 47 just south of Route 683 at 10:56 p.m.

The driver, Cordell T. Hayes, 31, of Chase City, Va., died at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle.

The crash remains under investigation.