State police investigating fatal wreck in Carroll Co.

Staff Report

The Virginia State Police is investigating a fatal crash on Wards Gap Road on Sunday in Carroll County.

At approximately 10:05 a.m. Sunday, Virginia State Police Trooper S.E. Kinney was called to the scene of a fatal crash in Carroll County.

According to police reports, a 2006 Ford Ranger was traveling north on Route 679 (Wards Gap Road) about a tenth of a mile north of Route 901 when the driver lost control of the truck, crossed the center line and struck a 1995 Chevrolet 1500 pick-up truck head on. The driver of the Ford – Michael A. Wells, 56, of Cana – was pronounced dead at the scene.

Nicholas S. Crotts. 21, of Cana, who was driving the Chevrolet pick-up, was transported to Northern Surry Hospital in Mount Airy, North Carolina for treatment of minor injuries. An adult passenger – Tasha M. Crotts, 28, of Cana – and two juvenile passengers also suffered minor injuries and were transported to the hospital for treatment.

“All parties involved in the crash were properly secured in their vehicles with a seat belt or in a car seat,” the Virginia State Police said in a statement. “The crash remains under investigation.”

Staff Report