JAMES CITY -

A car crashed along Highway 70, because a passenger allegedly punched the driver in the face, the Highway Patrol said.

Brandon Martin, 28,  was driving in James City around 6:15 p.m. Friday night, troopers said. Martin claimed that he was punched in the face by 25-year-old Kenneth Bowers, who was riding in the front seat.

Martin said the punch caused him to crash his car. Crews took Martin to a hospital with minor injuries. Charges are pending.