Staff Report —
This morning, Dec. 6, at approximately 4:06 a.m., the Virginia State Police was called to investigate a single-vehicle accident that had resulted in a fatality. The accident occurred at 24300 Guards Shore Road, between Ridge Road and Winterville Road, in Bloxom, according to a release issued by Virginia State Police spokesperson Sgt. Michelle Anaya.
The driver of a Chevrolet Trailblazer, Shawn M. Turner, 18, of Bloxom, was traveling westbound on Guards Shore Road when he ran off the roadway and struck a tree. Turner was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident and was partially ejected. Turner died upon impact.
“Speed was a contributing factor and it is unknown at this time if alcohol was a contributing factor,” said Anaya in the release.
Notification has been made to family members.