Maryland man dies in single-vehicle crash in Bedford County

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — A Maryland man is dead after a single-vehicle crash occurred in Bedford County during the early morning hours Thursday.

According to Virginia State Police, the crash occurred around 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 4 on Route 654, which is less than a mile south of Route 655.

Police say a 1978 Mercedes 240D was traveling north on Route 654 when the vehicle ran off the right side of the road and hit a tree.

However, the vehicle was not discovered until a passerby noticed it shortly before 6 a.m., officials say.

The driver of the Mercedes — identified by police as 30-year-old Luke Scott Gray of Damascus, Md. —   was not wearing his seatbelt and died at the scene of the crash.

Virginia State Police say the crash remains under investigation.

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