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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | April 25, 2019

Charles City car accident claims life

By Community Member | April 4, 2018 9:53 pm

A man is dead after a fatal accident in Charles City Wednesday evening (Apr. 4).

Around 6:30 p.m. Virginia State Police and emergency personnel responded to the area of Courthouse Road (Route 155) one mile north of Green Oak Road. According to a press release from Virginia State Police, a 2006 Ford Taurus was traveling northbound when it ran off the right side of the road. The vehicle struck the ditch and then the embankment, causing it to overturn and strike a utility pole.

The driver has been identified as Granton H. Adkins, 49, of Providence Forge. The crash remains under investigation.