MATHEWS COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia State Police say a single-vehicle crash resulted in a fatality Thursday afternoon.
Virginia State Police have identified the driver as 80-year-old Juergen Jacob Metzger, of Foster, Virginia.
Officers were called to respond around 12:26 p.m. to the crash on Ridge Road south of Buckley Hall Road in Mathews County.
Police say Metzger was traveling southbound on Ridge Road in a 2000 Dodge Dakota when he ran off the roadway into an embankment. The vehicle struck a tree, and he was killed upon impact.
Police say he was wearing a seat belt and alcohol was not a contributing factor.
The crash is under investigation by the Virginia State Police. No further information is available.
Notification has been made to Metzger’s family members.
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