Investigation underway in fatal crash on Route 621

On Tuesday around 3:32 p.m., Virginia State Police responded to a single car crash in Russell County.

The crash occurred on Sandy Ridge Road and Route 621, approximately one mile north of Route 615.

A 2004 Nissan Frontier was traveling north on Route 621 when it ran off the right side of the road, struck an embankment and overturned.

The driver, Zachary H. Barton, 38, of Vansant, Va., was transported to Russell County Medical Center where he later died. Officials say Barton was not wearing a seat belt.

Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, and remains under investigation.

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