Hanover, Va. – On March 1, 2016, at approximately 5:03 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle collision at the intersection of Ashcake Road and Melton Road.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2006 Chevrolet sedan, occupied by only the driver, was travelling west on Melton Road, crossed over both lanes of Ashcake Road, struck an embankment, and rolled over several times. The driver was ejected from the vehicle.
The driver of the 2006 Chevrolet sedan, Malcolm Gardner, Jr., 76, of Ashland, VA was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash. Once again, no other vehicles were involved in this collision.
Investigators are still collecting information and consulting with the Medical Examiner to determine the circumstances that led to this tragic incident.
We extend our sincerest condolences to the family of Malcolm Gardner, Jr.