Virginia State Police Trooper D.L. Thomas is investigating a single-vehicle

crash in Amherst County. The crash occurred Aug. 1, 2019 at 1:45 p.m. on

the Route 29 Bypass, less than a mile south of Izaak Walton Road.

A tractor-trailer traveling north on the Route 29 Bypass ran off the right

side of the highway and struck the guardrail.

The driver, Ernest F. Andrews. 70, of New Bern, N.C., died at the scene. He

was wearing a seat belt.

A medical emergency is being considered a factor in the cause of the crash.