Mathews, Virginia Man Killed In Fatal Single-Vehicle Car Accident

Mathews, Virginia Man Killed In Fatal Single-Vehicle Car Accident


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Mathews, VA – July 24 – A local man was killed Saturday afternoon in a fatal single-vehicle wreck.

According to official reports by, the accident occurred around 4:50 p.m. on Route 198.

Michael James Diggs, 22, was heading east in his 2008 Toyota Tacoma when he ran off the right side of the road.

Police said he overcorrected and ran off the left side of the road. His vehicle then overturned and crashed into a utility pole.

Diggs was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, Jeremy Stephen Forrest, 20, was taken to Riverside Regional Medical Center for treatment of nonfatal injuries.

Officials said the accident occurred on a slight curve in the roadway that was wet from rain. They do not yet know if alcohol played a factor in the crash.

Authorities are continuing investigations are this time.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a recent car accident, please contact Parrish Law Firm, PLLC today and let our veteran accident attorneys fight for you in court. Email us or call 703-906-4229.



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