BRUNSWICK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — A crash in Brunswick County early Monday morning has taken the lives of two men and sent two teens to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
According to Sgt. Michelle Anaya of the Virginia State Police, the crash occurred around 7:15 a.m. Monday in the 6600 block of Governor Harrison Parkway.
Preliminary investigation by state police revealed that a 2012 Lincoln Navigator was traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed on Route58/Governor Harrison Parkway driven by Jerome Miller when the vehicle lost control, ran off the roadway and struck a tree.
The force of the impact caused the vehicle to catch on fire.
Miller and the front seat passenger, 50-year-old Twanna Sharpe, died on impact. The passengers in the back, a 19-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy, sustained life-threatening injuries.
The girl was taken to Virginia Commonwealth University hospital location in South Hill, Virginia. The boy was taken to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond.
Miller was a resident of Bronx, New York. Sharpe was from Kennersville, North Carolina.
The crash is still under investigation.