Man killed after car hits guardrail, overturns in Henry County

Updated: Dec 7, 2020

HENRY COUNTY, VA – A Martinsville man died in a crash early Sunday morning in Henry County.

Crews were dispatched to the scene of the single-car crash on A.L. Philpott Highway in the vicinity of Evergreen Drive shorty after 2:30 a.m.

According to Virginia State Police, a 2008 Chevrolet Impala was going west on A.L. Philpott Highway when it ran off the left side of the road into the median, hit a guardrail and overturned.

The driver, 43-year-old Logan G. Copening, Jr., died at the scene.

State police say Copening was not wearing a seatbelt.

The Horsepasture Volunteer Fire Department, VDOT, and the Henry County Sheriff's Office assisted at the crash site.

The incident remains under investigation.

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