Two people were taken to the hospital after a single car wreck in Martinsville.
It happened around 9 a.m. Friday on Brookdale Road. Police say the car was traveling west on Brookdale Road at a high rate of speed. Investigators say the driver lost control of the car, ran off the road and struck a tree near Parkview Avenue.
The driver, Donnie Wayne Donovant of Bassett, was taken to Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County for treatment. The passenger, Kristen Dehne, was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The wreck is under investigation.
Here is the full news release:
Martinsville Police Investigating Accident on Brookdale Road
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Martinsville Police are investigating a single car accident that occurred at approximately 9:07am.this morning (Friday August 12th). The vehicle a 1993 Nissan was traveling west on Brookdale Road at a high rate of speed. The driver lost control of the vehicle and ran off the left side of the roadway striking a tree near Parkview Ave.
- 1993 Nissan 240 driven by Donnie Wayne Donovant 78 Long Green Lane Bassett, VA.
- Passenger; Kristen Dehne 12 Pine Lane, Stuart, VA.
Both parties were taken to Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County for treatment. Kristen Dehne was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The accident is still under investigation by the Martinsville Police Department. Martinsville Fire Department and Stone’s Ambulance assisted at the scene.