At approximately 2:08 a.m., on today’s date (Nov. 22), the driver of a 2012 Dodge Charger, failed to negotiate the turn in the road,ran off the roadway and into an abandoned house. The accident occurred at the intersection of Church Road and Front Street, in Accomack County
The driver, 38 year old Billy Gene Padgett suffered life threatening injuries and was flown out to Sentara Norfolk General. His passenger 44 year old Ray Phillip Padgett Jr. of the 24000 block of Baylys Neck Road, Accomack County, died at the scene.
The investigation is on-going, speed was a contributing factor and it is unknown at this time if alcohol contributed to the cause of the accident.
Neither driver nor passenger were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident.
Notification has been made to family members.