Monday, September 25, 2023

Saluda man killed in Williamsburg crash

Williamsburg Police said speed appears to be a factor in a single-vehicle crash that killed a man Wednesday.

The man was identified as Kevin Epps of Saluda.

He was 44 years old.

The crash happened in the 1900 block of Bypass Road at around 1 p.m.

Authorities said a 2007 Chrysler Sebring was being driven by Epps south on Capital Landing Road when it “continued over an unprotected median and (he) lost control of the vehicle.”

The vehicle went off the road and struck a tree.

Epps died at the scene.

No other information about the crash was immediately released.

Authorities are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to call Williamsburg Police at 757-220-2331.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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