Man hospitalized following Southampton County crash dies


NEWSOMS, Va. (WAVY) —  A 71-year-old man died following a weekend crash in Southampton County, officials say.

The Southampton County Sheriff’s Office said Leon Stephenson was driving in the area of Meherrin Road and Sunnyside Drive on Jan. 6 when he ran off the roadway, causing his car to flip several times.

Stephenson, of Boykns, Virginia, was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital following the crash, and later succumbed to his injuries.

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