MIDDLESEX COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) – One person died following a crash Friday evening on Route 33 east of Route 620 in Middlesex County.

Virginia State Police said the driver of a 2019 Hyundai Sonata, Joseph Paul Pearce, 85, of Topping, Va., was driving westbound on Route 33/General Puller Highway, east of Route 620/Philpott Road when the vehicle ran off the road, striking a road sign and several mailboxes before going airborne and landing in a ditch.

Pearce was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash and died at the scene as a result of his injuries. Police said alcohol was not a factor.