ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, Va. – A man died in a crash late Saturday night near Lacy Lane in Rockbridge County, according to Virginia State Police.
Around 10:15 p.m., a 1996 Ford Explorer was travelling on Spring Branch Road when it ran off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected and overturned, officials explained in a press release.
VSP identified the driver as Alvin O’Neal Merchant, 58, of Lexington. He was not wearing his seatbelt, and officials believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.
Merchant’s vehicle was the only involved. He died at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation.