73-year-old driver dies, passenger seriously injured after single-vehicle crash in Sussex County

Posted at 4:25 PM, Jan 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-22 16:26:30-05

SUSSEX Co., Va. – A man died Wednesday after a single-vehicle crash on Route 460.

Around 3:18 p.m., Virginia State Police were notified about a vehicle that ran off the road on Route 460, east of Cabin Point Road (Route 602).

Authorities say the driver of the vehicle died upon impact and a female passenger was flown to the Medical College of Virginia with serious injuries.

State Police identified the driver as 73-year-old Carl Bernard Thorne of Hampshire, West Virginia. They say he lost control of his 2019 Toyota Rav4, ran off the road and hit a tree.

His family members have been notified of his death.

Thorne was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash, officials say. Alcohol was not a contributing factor to his death.

As of 6:15 p.m., the eastbound lanes of Route 460 have reopened after State Troopers investigated.

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