UPDATE: WATCH NOW: Dead driver identified following horrific two-vehicle crash on US 220 |
The deputy reported Massey was trapped, but when rescuers arrived they determined he was dead.
The MP also described another person, presumably a passenger in Massey’s vehicle, as having been ejected. Rescue workers found this person, a woman, lying in the TitleMax parking lot and transported her to Sovah Health-Martinsville with a serious injury.
Dillon’s preliminary report did not provide the identity of the woman found lying in the parking lot, and the type of injury and her status were not disclosed.
McBride said Hairston was uninjured and charged with reckless driving, and the subsequent statement said more charges were pending.
This statement also noted that there were two passengers in the Malibu who fled the scene.
“I’ve seen bad wrecks in 20 years, but it was one of the worst,” McBride said. “I don’t remember seeing a vehicle that was damaged so badly.”
The parking lot was littered with glass, car parts and contents from inside the car.
A utility pole between the freeway and the parking lot had snapped in two and power lines were hanging dangerously near the roadway.
Tire tracks could be seen exiting the north lanes of US 220 in front of Captain Tom’s Seafood, about 300 feet south of where the demolished Pontiac Massey came to rest in the TitleMax parking lot.