Virginia State Police Trooper D.T. Spencer is investigating a
single-vehicle fatal crash in Halifax County. The crash occurred Nov. 9,
2019 at 9:05 a.m. on Route 344, less than a mile north of Route 728.
A 2002 Chrysler Sebring was traveling north on Route 344 when it ran off
the right side of the highway. The driver over-corrected, which caused the
vehicle to cross back over the northbound lanes, spin off the left side of
the highway and strike several trees.
The driver, Al'Terique J. Gomes, 23, of Nathalie, Va., died at the scene.
He was not wearing a seat belt.
The crash remains under investigation.