Pair of accidents claim lives of Gretna men

Virginia State Police Trooper K. Isom is investigating a single vehicle crash which resulted in a fatality.  The crash occurred Tuesday at 2:45 a.m. on Route 58, one tenth of a mile east of Route 876 in Pittsylvania County.

A 2002 Ford F-150 was traveling west on Route 58 when the vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway, the driver overcorrected, and crossed the center line. The vehicle then ran off the right side of the roadway and overturned, ejecting the driver.

The driver of the Ford was identified as Lee Tucker Bernard, 62, of Gretna. Bernard was not wearing his seatbelt and died at the scene.

In a separate crash Alejandro R. Mayhew, 23, also of Gretna, died in a single-vehicle fatal crash in Halifax County. The crash occurred June 19, 2020 at 5:50 p.m. on Route 603, less than a mile north of Route 649.

A 1997 Dodge Ram was traveling north on Route 603 when it ran off the left side of the road and into the trees.

Mayhew died at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

Both crashes remain under investigation.