Three Vehicle Crash Results In Two Fatalities, Cause Still Under Investigation

Two of the four occupants in Tuesday evenings, three vehicle accident on Longfield Road, were pronounced dead at the scene.

According to a press release issued by Public Information Officer, Sergeant Keeli L. Hill the

Virginia State Police responded to a three vehicle accident on February 25, 2020 at approximately 6:37 p.m. in Westmoreland County.

The accident occurred in the 2000 block of Longfield Road. The accident is still under investigation with the assistance of the VSP Crash Reconstruction Team, but speed is being considered as a factor into the cause of the crash.

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Preliminary investigation reveals that a 2018 Hyundai Tucsan, driven by 45 year old Terry L. Parker (The only occupant of the vehicle) of Heathville Virginia, was traveling northbound on Longfield Road when he crossed the center line striking a 2019 Hyundai Kona.

Parker then went off road striking several trees. Parker who was not wearing his seat belt, succumbed to his injuries and died at the scene.

The 2019 Kona was traveling southbound and being driven by 28 year old Edgar J. Griffith IV of Kinsale Virginia when it was struck head on by Parker in the 2018 Tucsan. Riding in the front passenger seat was 61 year old, Edgar J. Griffith III of Kinsale.

Both the father and son were wearing their seat belts, unfortunately the senior Griffith succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The junior Griffith was transported by helicopter for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

After being struck head on by Parker, the Griffith’s vehicle, the Hyundai Kona then struck a 2014 Toyota Venza that was traveling southbound.

The adult female driver of the Toyota Venza was wearing her seat belt and did not sustain injuries.

Both Colonial Beach and Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the call. Transport to the hospital was provided by AirCare 2.

Longfield Road from the intersection of Ridge Road to the intersection of Pomona Road remained shut down for several hours as a result of the accident to allow VSP to investigate.

DECEASED:

Terry Lamont Parker, 45, of the 60 block of Cedar Point Road, Heathsville, Virginia

Edgar Joseph Griffith, III, 61, of the 10900 block of Cople Highway, Kinsale, Virginia

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