A Stuart man died in an accident Thursday morning in Patrick County on Route 618.

Taylor Stuart Blankenship was killed after his car ran off the road, hit a utility pole, and then flipped into a river. Blankenship, 73, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident happened around 11:20 a.m. on Route 618 South, about three-tenths of a mile north of Route 708.

Blankenship was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.