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BREAKING NEWS: One dead, two hurt in wreck

Friday, February 8, 2013

A Patrick County man died and two others were injured in a two-vehicle accident Thursday in Henry County, according to a release from the Virginia State Police.

Joshua Andrew Young, 29, of Stuart, was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident that occurred around 6:40 p.m. on U.S. 58 at Virginia 695 (Spencer-Preston Road), according to the release.

Authorities said in the release that the preliminary investigation showed that a 1999 Dodge Stratus was traveling on Virginia 695 and pulled out onto U.S. 58, where it collided with a 1993 Nissan Maxima traveling westbound.

Young, who was wearing a safety belt at the time of the crash, was pronounced dead at the scene, the release stated.

The driver of the Nissan, Alfonzo Hughes, 64, of Stuart, was taken to Memorial Hospital in Martinsville for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash, as was Kevin Rucker, 30, also of Stuart, the release stated.

Authorities do not know whether Hughes and Rucker were wearing seatbelts at the time of the incident, the release added.

Hughes was charged with driving under the influence, according to the release.

Investigation of the incident is continuing, the release stated.


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