Virginia State Police said today that a 70-year-old Fredericksburg man died in a single-vehicle crash Monday morning near Falmouth, and the driver remains in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The passenger, Gregory A. Hurst, 70, of Fredericksburg, died at the scene as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. Hurst was wearing a seatbelt and he owned the Corvette.
Virginia State Police Sgt. Les Tyler said the wreck happened at 11:46 a.m. in the 1000 block of Manning Drive east of U.S. 1 near Falmouth. A 2002 Chevrolet Corvette convertible was traveling east on Manning Drive when the driver, Aaron T. Frazier, 40, lost control of the vehicle. The car crossed the center line and ran off the road to the left, striking a ditch and overturning, Tyler said. The area of Manning Drive was closed to traffic for most of the day, according to the Stafford County Sheriff's Office.
"Preliminary findings indicate that speed was a factor," Tyler said.
Frazier was transported to Mary Washington Hospital. Tyler said he was wearing a seatbelt.
Trooper D. J. Jablonski is investigating the crash and no charges have been placed at this time.
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