As we first told you here early Friday morning, a Shipman man lost his life after a head-on collision along Oak Ridge Road in Eastern Nelson County, Virginia. In additional details released by Nelson County Sheriff David Brooks this afternoon, the victim is identified as 43-year-old Richard Evans of Shipman. It was originally thought the last name was Bivens for a short time.
“In the pick up were 3 juveniles from Schuyler, Virginia. At this point it looks like the pickup truck crossed the center lane. Injuries ranged from serious to minor,” Sheriff Brooks tells NCL.
The injured juveniles were taken to UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville.
As news of the accident spread, people who knew the victims began expressing their condolences online. The following was a comment submitted in an earlier post:
This is really a shock for us students at Nelson County High School. Some of us knew them and some of us respected them greatly. We hope that the one in critical condition pulls a miracle for us all. This is an extreme heartache for those who knew Mr. Evans. We are in sympathy of this horrible accident. It happened so fast! It shows how precious life is. WE wish luck to those who are hurting and praying right now. You’re in our thoughts….Forever. Hold onto your loved ones to get through this experience. God is with you and watching over you. Bless the family that is going through this and all who loved him. Bless his children, His wife, and his friends for this tragedy.
We are willing to do whatever it takes to help. Praying for good news! And bless the EMT’s and the police for doing whatever it took to take care of this.. your in our hearts. A great deal of stress im sure was put on these life-savers of nelson county so. bless you and god is with you, too. For the strong ones who ” clean up the mess… when there is one” You’re doing your job and what a great job it is.
Thank you for this oppurtunity to share these feelings.
Sincerly and with Sympathy,
Taylor Kesler & Holie Mitchell (students at NCHS)