Top 3 Headlines on WHSV.com September 13

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Mt. Crawford Man Killed in Wreck

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY -- A Mt. Crawford man died Thursday evening after his pick-up overturned in a single vehicle crash on Timber Ridge Road in Rockingham County.

James Edward Harris, 47 of Mt. Crawford was driving his Chevrolet pick-up westbound on Rt. 668 near Rt. 605 around 7:55PM Thursday evening when he ran off the road and up an embankment, overturning the vehicle.

Harris was ejected from the pick-up during the crash. Harris and his passenger, James Edward Harris Jr., his son, were both transported to Rockingham Memorial Hospital.

The driver, James Harris died shortly after 9PM as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.

Virginia State Police investigators say that alcohol and speed were contributing factors.

Community back to normal after road closure

Reporter: Anna-Lysa Gale

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Wednesday night, some people living in the Townes of Wellington Park could not get home.

"We came back and then there was just a line of cops and they had it blocked off at both entrances and they said keep moving, you're not staying here tonight," said Benjamin Miller, who lives in the development.

"The Harrisonburg Police Department responded to the area of Old Furnace Road around 8 o'clock to check on the well being of a man who had threatened to harm himself, officers were provided information that this individual was also armed," said Mary-Hope Vass, who is Harrisonburg's Public Information Officer.

The man was eventually taken to Rockingham Memorial Hospital (RMH) for a mental evaluation. "We quickly came out, then we got in our car and then we left," said Isaac Woo, who is the man's neighbor. Many people on Facebook wrote comments saying the police action was excessive.

"I understand trying to prevent any harm but HPD, HFD, VSP, and Staunton PD were needed? Seems a little excessive," said a woman in a comment.

"It's good to know that in a dangerous situation there is that volume of law enforcement that will come in a moments notice," said Miller who disagrees with the comment made on Facebook.

Woo says he never detected any problems with his neighbor before the incident. "I feel sorry for him, but we didn't know about it. We couldn't notice. He looked like a good neighbor," said Woo.

Armed Robbery in Staunton

STAUNTON,Va. (WHSV) -- An armed robbery occurred at the GameStop on Richmond Ave in Staunton at 1 p.m. Thursday. The suspect escaped by foot with an undisclosed amount of money. Police are looking for an African-American male wearing a red long-sleeve t-shirt, a red hat with a flat brim and gray shorts. The suspect was also carrying a hand gun. If you have any information, call Staunton Police at (540) 332-3842 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-322-2017

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