County wreck kills one
Single vehicle struck tree in Bassett
A Bassett man died following a Saturday night vehicle crash that occurred after police backed off a pursuit in Henry County, according to news releases from the Virginia State Police and the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.
A a preliminary investigation revealed that a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica, allegedly operated by Ernest Brian Brodie, 42, of 120 Spruce Pine Lane, Bassett, was being pursued by Henry County Sheriff’s Office deputies after an attempted traffic stop, the releases stated.
The vehicle was traveling southbound on Blackberry Road in Bassett, about a half-mile south of Virginia 780 when deputies backed off the pursuit, the state police release stated. A short time later, both releases added, deputies found the vehicle had run off the right side of the road and struck a tree around 9:45 p.m.