Driver dies, passenger injured after truck goes off Chincoteague Road into marsh

Accomack County
Virginia State Police generic_148162

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (WAVY) — A man died overnight after a Ford F-350 truck crashed off Chincoteague Road into the marsh.

Virginia State Police say the crash happened around 1 a.m. east of Mosquito Creek Bridge in Accomack County. The preliminary investigation found the truck was heading east when it went off the road, struck a guardrail and rolled over into the marsh, partially ejecting the driver.

The driver, identified as 32-year-old Justin Myers of Pennsylvania, died on impact. Police say during the investigation they found evidence there was a passenger in the truck at the time. The passenger, 25-year-old Marshall Shaffer, was located and had non life-threatening injuries

Police say both Shaffer and Myers were found to be intoxicated.


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