Surry man dies in head-on collision

Published 10:40 am Friday, April 30, 2021

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A Surry man died in a head-on collision on Old Stage Highway (Route 10).

According to Sgt. Michelle Anaya, spokeswoman for the Virginia State Police, 28-year-old James Alan Lane Jr. of Surry was driving west in a 2005 Pontiac sedan the morning of April 30 when he crossed the median and struck a 2019 Freightliner tractor trailer head on. Lane died at the scene from his injuries.

Lane was wearing his seatbelt and alcohol was not a factor in the accident, Anaya said. The truck driver sustained no injuries.

The VSP communications center was notified of the accident at approximately 9:05 a.m. Old Stage Highway’s intersection with Wrenn’s Mill Road, where the accident occurred, was closed in both directions that morning as a result of the accident and police investigation, but has since reopened, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation’s 511 Virginia website.