Chesapeake man succumbs to injuries in Giles County crash

Virginia State Police Trooper D.L. Vaughn is investigating a single-vehicle crash in Giles County. The crash occurred Aug. 24, 2020 at 6:51 p.m. on Route 635 (Big Stoney Creek Road), approximately 2 miles north of Route 628 (Olean Road).

A 2003 Ford Econoline van was traveling on Route 635 when it ran off the right side of the road and struck an embankment before overturning and coming to rest on its side back in the roadway.

The driver, Russell M. Schucker, 68, of Chesapeake, Va., was transported to Carilion Giles Community Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The vehicle’s only passenger, Suzanne M. Schucker, 67, of Chesapeake, Va., was also transported to Carilion Giles Community Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

Neither occupant was wearing a seatbelt. Alcohol does not appear to have been a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.