87-year-old Martinsville man dies in Henry County crash

Crash happened at 10:30 a.m. Friday

By Jeff Williamson - Digital Content Manager

Credit: BTW21

HENRY COUNTY, Va. - An 87-year-old Martinsville man died in a Henry County crash Friday morning, according to Virginia State Police.

The single-vehicle crash happened on Route 1720, just north of Route 58, when a 2003 Ford Taurus going south ran off the left side of the roadway and down an embankment and hit a concrete storm drain, according to police.

The Taurus' driver, Charlie Junior Phillips, was wearing his seat belt and died at the scene, said police.

The crash remains under investigation. 

Copyright 2019 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.