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Nelson Commonwealth Attorney Martin Releases Charges In Fatal 151 Crash

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©™2012 Nelson County Life: Photo By NCL Photographer Marcie Gates : This was the accident scene at Route 151 & Tanbark Drive in Afton just after 4PM Sunday afternoon July 22, 2012. One person was killed at the scene and another person died two days later. This motorcycle was carrying the ,now deceased, couple from Rhode Island .It was hit by a 17 year old juvenile from West Virginia driving a Dodge Neon.

Afton / Lovingston
Nelson County, VA

NCL received the following release Tuesday morning regarding the fatal motorcycle accident last month at the intersection of Route 151 and Tanbark Drive in Afton. [2]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE:​August 7, 2012

RE:​charges filed in July 22nd traffic fatality in Afton

FROM:​ANTHONY MARTIN, COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY

​Virginia State Police have charged a 17-year old juvenile from West Virginia with two charges: reckless driving (failing to yield the right-of-way) and failing to obey a highway sign.  

The charges stemmed from a traffic accident that occurred on July 22, 2012 in Afton at the intersection of Route 151 and Tanbark drive in Afton. The accident claimed the life of two people from Rhode Island, a husband and wife, who were on a motorcycle when struck by the car driven by the juvenile.

​A trial date in the Nelson County Juvenile & Domestic Relations District court is pending.