35-year-old man dies after crashing in Halifax County on Route 501

The crash happened March 25 at about 7:05 a.m.


HALIFAX COUNTY, Va. – A 35-year-old man is dead after crashing in Halifax County on Route 501 last week, according to Virginia State Police.

On Friday, March 25 at about 7:05 a.m., Virginia State Police were called to Route 501, which is a mile and a half north of Route 704, for the report of the crash.

Authorities say the man was driving south in a 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis when he ran off the left side of the road, overcorrected and then ran off the right side of the road. Investigators report that the car went down an embankment before hitting several trees.

State police have identified the driver as Shavon J. Givens, of Alton, Virginia and say he died at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

The crash remains under investigation, according to authorities.

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