VSP: Henry County man dead, Danville man charged following Saturday morning crash

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HENRY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — One person is dead, two were hospitalized, and one has been charged following a Saturday morning crash in Henry County.

According to Virginia State Police, the crash occurred at 11:55 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at the intersection of Route 58 and Preston Road.

Police say a 2019 Ford Edge failed to yield the right-of-way while making a left turn onto Route 58 and was struck by a 2010 Harley Davidson motorcycle traveling east on Route 58.

The driver of the motorcycle — identified by police as 59-year-old David Wayne McMillan of Spencer — was wearing a helmet, but, he died at the scene.

Police say the Ford was driven by 73-year-old Robert E. Handy of Danville, who was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was uninjured. Handy was charged with failure to yield the right-of-way in the crash, according to Virginia State Police.

Meanwhile, his passengers — identified as 73-year-old Margaret Handy and 48-year-old David Handy — were both injured and taken to the hospital.

Virginia State Police are continuing to investigate the crash.

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