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Skipwith man dies in single-car crash

SoVaNow.com / April 17, 2013
Herman Parrish Sr., 62, was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Sunday morning near the intersection of State Route 49 and Middle School Road in Skipwith.

According to the report filed by Virginia State Trooper J.J. Kempo, around 9:30 Sunday morning Parrish’s 2003 Cadillac ran off the road to the left before striking a tree and a fence. Parrish died at the scene.

The exact cause of the accident is unknown, and no charges are pending.

Parrish, who lived in Skipwith with his wife Catherine, was a Vietnam War Army veteran. He was retired after working 30 years for Verizon Communications.

Parrish will be buried April 20 with military honors.

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I'm sorry that he passed away. I heard that some high school students are responsible and there was some road rage on their part that hurt Mr. Parrish.

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I am sorry about what happen to Herman Parrish(distance cousin)and if that's true that someone else was involved I know that our Sheriff Department will do their best to capture who is responsible! I send out my condolences to the family.


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