Motor vehicle catches fire after crashing into guardrail

Published 5:45 pm Tuesday, February 23, 2021


At 3:32 p.m. Feb. 23, Southampton County deputies were called to a motor vehicle accident on Meherrin Road at the Route 58 West on-ramp. Only one car was involved, according to Maj. Camden Cobb, department spokesman. The vehicle caught on fire before deputies arrived, but the driver and only occupant was able to get out.

The driver is being treated for minor injuries. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. No summonses have been issued at this time.

One lane of Meherrin Road was closed between Ridley Road and Worrell’s Fork Road for a little over one hour. All lanes are back open at this time.

The Courtland Rescue and Courtland Volunteer Fire Department both responded to this incident.