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Driver dies, woman seriously injured in Sussex County crash

A single-vehicle crash in Sussex County killed the driver and landed one woman in the hospital with serious injuries.

SUSSEX COUNTY, Va. — State Police are working to learn what caused a serious crash in Sussex County that killed one person and sent another to the hospital with critical injuries. 

Dispatchers sent officers to a portion of Route 460, east of Cabin Point Road, that was the scene of a single-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities learned that the driver, 73-year-old Carl Bernard Thorne, died and medics had to airlift a female passenger to the Medical College of Virginia with serious injuries.

Investigators say Thorne lost control of the car and hit a tree. They say alcohol wasn't a contributing factor in the crash.

The eastbound lanes of Route 460 will be shut down for some time as troopers investigate the scene.

VDOT has put a detour onto Cabin Point Road for eastbound traffic.