Name released of man killed in crash into James River

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Updated: Jun. 20, 2021 at 8:12 PM EDT
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AMHERST COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - Virginia State Police have released the name of a man killed in a crash into the James River in Amherst County Sunday.

Thorn Whittaker, 30 of Madison Heights, died at the scene of the crash.

At 6:49 p.m. June 20, Virginia State Police responded to the single-vehicle crash. They say Whittaker was in the 500 block of River Road when he ran off the road, hit a tree and overturned into the river.

Police are investigating to determine the cause of the crash.

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