Police identify 30-year-old man who died in Sunday’s Amherst County crash

Car overturned into James River


MADISON HEIGHTS, Va. – A 30-year-old Madison Heights man died Sunday after a single-vehicle crash in Amherst County.

According to Virginia State Police, Thorn Whittaker was driving a 1997 Chevy Cavalier on River Road when he ran off the road, hit a tree, and then overturned into the James River in the 500 block of the road.

Police responded at 6:49 p.m. Sunday night, and the vehicle was pulled from the water at approximately 8:52 p.m.

The crash remains under investigation.