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Fatal accident in Lovingston at US 29 South

[ 14 ] May 4, 2012 |

Rescue crews respond to a wreck on US 29 South in Lovingston involving two cars and a tractor trailer. © 2012 NelsonCountyLife.com

Update: The victim in Friday’s wreck has been identified and details regarding the accident are emerging.

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Virginia State Police are investigating an accident in Lovingston this afternoon that killed one person. Local rescue units responded to a wreck on US 29 South at the traffic light at the Food Lion shopping center involving two cars and a tractor trailer, according to Nelson County Sheriff David Brooks. Traffic is being diverted to the passing lane as crews work to clear the scene; expect delays.

This accident on US 29 South in Lovingston has claimed the life of a person, according to Nelson County Sheriff David Brooks. © 2012 NelsonCountyLife.com

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  1. shelia says:

    im so sorry! who was in it?

  2. Yvette says:

    Out of respect for the family involved, we are not releasing the name at this time.

  3. Troy says:

    Are you able to let us know how it happened?

  4. Yvette says:

    Officials are still investigating the cause of the accident.

  5. Nelson County Sunshine says:

    The pictures are disrespectful and unnecessary.

  6. Teresa says:

    If this were my family member I’d be REALLY upset that you’ve published these photos.This is a really sad & somber tragedy.

  7. Nelson County Sunshine says:

    Yvette: Teresa’s right. If you truly respected the family, you wouldn’t have these pictures up. I realize you publish a “newspaper,” but what about decency in a small town? Or any town for that matter?

  8. Yvette says:

    If we got a request from a grieving family member to remove these images, we’d certainly oblige. We’re pretty reasonable, actually. I’m not sure you’d get similar responses from other news outlets. That being said, these images are fairly indicative of what passersby saw as they passed the scene and pale in comparison to what a first responder would have witnessed; we routinely turn down those pictures. If there is a silver lining to this sad story, it is the fact that so many people in this county have expressed deep compassion and love towards the people involved since publishing this piece.

  9. Kristi says:

    Ok now leave Yvette alone. Reporting the news is not always sunshine and happy faces. It is reporting the fact of a horrible accident.I know the family will be hurt but, they will be in more pain the day they must recover the belonging from the car. I am very sadden over this because we spoke earlier in the day when she was at Food lion. And I know this is not what any one could have dreamed of this morning how their day would be changed forever. All persons involved and their families have heavy hearts.

  10. Kristi says:

    I am glad this is a very honorable news outlet and did as the family asked. The sad truth as you said what everyone saw who came to the scene to help is not ever pretty. We all know each other in our small county. The Family needs all the love and support from us all. Prayers sent out to all involved…

  11. Rachel says:

    My heart goes out to the family, it absolutely breaks for their loss. I also feel that if this was my family I would be terribly sad to see these pictures. I guess I just don’t understand how these kinds of images have become so popular to people now. The family didn’t drive by, they didn’t have to see these images. But now it is forever available on the internet. I’m not personally attacking the author of this story, it just saddens me that pictures like these are so common nowadays.

  12. Ramona says:

    I agree that it would be hard on the family to see the images. But they could also save another’s life when they view them because if nothing else it might influence them to pay a little closer attention to their surroundings and slow down when driving. I do not know the circumstance of what caused the accident and it doesn’t really matter because someone lost their love one regardless of what caused it. Very Sad.

  13. Yvette says:

    Thanks everyone for the comments. I am having to freeze them now for vulgar personal attacks aimed at myself and another poster on this thread. Nelson County Sunshine, we can disagree and we can be civil about it. But in no way will I allow you to hurl vulgar insults at myself or another poster. Furthermore, we do take threats seriously.

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