Star Tannery man killed in Tuesday morning crash

Posted: December 3, 2013

The Winchester Star

STAR TANNERY — A local man died this afternoon following a single vehicle crash early this morning on Wardensville Pike (Va. 55).
Virginia State Police Sgt. F.L. Tyler identified the deceased as Kevin Brill, 29, of Star Tannery.
He was driving a 2003 Ford F-350 truck around 8:10 a.m. east on Wardensville Pike, about six-tenths of a mile west of Route 608, when he lost control and went off the right side of the road.
Tyler said Brill got back onto the road, but then overcorrected, crossed the eastbound lane and went off the road to the right.
The truck traveled down an embankment and overturned.
Tyler said Brill was not wearing a seatbelt and was trapped in the vehicle for 30 to 45 minutes.
He wasn’t discovered until State Police Sgt. D.E. Adams drove by and noticed a large amount of debris on the road, according to Tyler.
Brill was taken to Winchester Medical Center, where Tyler said he died around 12:30 p.m. from injuries sustained in the crash.
Trooper B.M. Phillips investigated the crash, and the cause has yet to be determined.
Fire and rescue crews from Middletown and Strasburg assisted at the scene.
For more information, read Wednesday’s Winchester Star.
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