BRUNSWICK COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) – A 61-year-old man was trying to give his brother a ride when he ran him over, said Virginia State Police.
The fatal crash happened Tuesday morning at 5:51 a.m. in Brunswick County, Virginia. A 61-year-old man was driving southbound on Route 1 in a 2019 Chevy pickup truck when he saw his brother walking on the shoulder, police said.
State police said the man put his car in reverse, in an attempt to back up to his brother and give him a ride. But upon reversing, police said he ran over his 63-year-old brother, of Lawrenceville.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The man was subsequently charged with improper backing. Virginia traffic laws require anyone backing up a vehicle to first make sure it can be done safely.