2 dead, 2 others with life-threatening injuries after vehicle strikes tree on Route 58 in Brunswick


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.

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