A Christiansburg man faces DUI charges for an accident in Giles County that killed his passenger. State Police say 61-year-old Glen Lovell was driving a Corvette on Eggleston Road Friday evening when it ran off the road, down an embankment and overturned. His passenger is identified as 47-year-old Tony Lovell of Clinton Arkansas; State Police say he was not wearing a seat belt and died later that night under hospital treatment.
NEWS RELEASE: Virginia State Police Trooper B.D. Williams is investigating a single-vehicle crash in Giles County. The crash occurred Sept. 27, 2019 at 6:10 p.m. on Eggleston Road, less than a mile east of Route 622/Up the Hollow Road.
A 1995 Chevrolet Corvette was traveling west on Eggleston Road when it ran off the right side of the road, over-corrected and ran off the left side of the road. The Corvette continued down an embankment and overturned.
The driver, Glen E. Lovell, 61, of Christiansburg, Va., Lovell was wearing a seat belt. He was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
The passenger, Tony L. Lovell, 47, of Clinton, Ark., was transported to Carilion Giles Community Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries later that night. Lovell was not wearing a seat belt.
The driver was arrested for DUI.