LINDEN -- A Linden man died late Thursday afternoon when he lost control of the SUV he was driving and it overturned near Interstate 66, Virginia State Police said.
They identified the victim as Michael P. Gloster Jr., 37, of Linden. He died after losing control of his 1997 GMC Suburban on Freezeland Road two-tenths of a mile north of I-66, according to state police Sgt. F.L. (Les) Tyler.
A 61-year-old man riding in the front seat was flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital and two children, a girl and a boy both under the age of 8, were taken to Warren Memorial Hospital, Tyler said. The identities of the three passengers were unavailable as of Thursday evening.
Tyler said Gloster's vehicle left Freezeland Road while traveling southbound around 4:30 p.m. He said the Suburban ran off the roadway, Gloster over-corrected, returned to the roadway and lost control. The vehicle then ran off the right side of the roadway again and overturned, Tyler said. Gloster, the front seat passenger and the boy were all ejected, he said. None of the three ejected was wearing a seat belt, Tyler said.
Tyler said speed appeared to have been a factor in the accident, but alcohol was not. The crash was investigated by trooper W.E. Street.