Crashes Claim Lives in Brunswick and Sussex Counries Over Weekend

Brunswick County

On the afternoon of October 3rd at approximately 5:55 p.m., the Virginia State Police investigated a single vehicle motor crash that resulted in the fatality of the driver.  The crash occurred on Route 611 (Alvis Road), west of Route 662 (Tillman Road). Investigation revealed that the driver, and sole occupant of a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe, Leslie Bruce House, Jr., lost control of the vehicle while traveling westbound on Alvis Road, ran off the roadway, overturned, and struck a tree. House, 43 YOA, of the 400 block of Clements Road, LaCrosse, Virginia, was not wearing his safety belt and suffered serious life threatening injuries. House was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash. 

Notification has been made to family members. It is unknown at this time if alcohol played a contributing factor.

Sussex County

On the evening of October 1, 2021, at approximately 8:34 p.m., the Virginia State Police investigated a two vehicle crash that resulted in one fatality, and two individuals medflighted to the Medical College of Virginia (MCV).

The crash occurred in the eastbound lanes of Route 460, east of Route 602. 

The driver of a 2016 Fiat 500, Teresa R. Perkinson, was traveling eastbound on Route 460 at an extremely high rate of speed when she came upon a 2020 Baodia Moped traveling in the travel lane and struck it from behind. The force of the impact caused the moped to run off the roadway into a ditch, ejecting the driver, 30 year old Brandon M. Brown, and killing him upon impact. Perkinson lost control of the vehicle, ran off the roadway, striking a curb and tree before overturning and landing on its roof. Perkinson and her male passenger suffered serious injuries and had to be airlifted to MCV Hospital.

It is unknown at this time if alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash. Notification was made to the family of 30 year old Brandon M. Brown of the 30500 block of Petersburg Road, Waverly, Virginia.

The crash is still under investigation and charges are pending at this time