HENRY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – Police are investigating after a head-on collision in Henry County Sunday afternoon resulted in the death of a Martinsville man and the hospitalization of four other people.
According to Virginia State Police, the two-vehicle crash occurred shortly before 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 11 along Route 220, approximately a tenth of a mile south of Route 1035.
Authorities say a 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe was heading south on Route 220 when it lost control, crossed the median, and collided with a 1998 Toyota Tacoma.
The driver of the Toyota — identified as 35-year-old Joshua Lee Williams of Martinsville — died at the scene, police say.
Meanwhile, Virginia State Police say the Chevrolet’s driver — 71-year-old Edward H. Stevens of Clinton, North Carolina — was brought to an area hospital to be treated for injuries he sustained in the crash.
Three passengers, 63-year-old Gonza P. Stevens, 74-year-old Annie T. Stevens, and 64-year-old Avis Stevens, were also injured and transported to the hospital, according to authorities.
All of the people involved in the crash were wearing their seatbelts at the time, officials say.
According to police, charges are pending in connection with the crash.
The Virginia State Police Crash Reconstruction Team reportedly responded to assist with the crash, which is still under investigation.