Former Virginia GOP chair dies in car crash


The former chairman of the Virginia Republican Party, Pat Mullins, was killed Sunday in a crash in Hanover, according to a party spokesperson. VDOT and the Hanover Sheriff's Department say there was a single vehicle crash just before 2 p.m. Sunday in the 16000 block of Mountain Road near Route 33, according to a report from our sister affiliate WWBT in Richmond. The Sheriff's Department says the vehicle involved ran off of the road and struck a tree. Mullins, 79, was the chairman of the Virginia Republican Party from 2009 until he announced his retirement at the end of 2014.