Nelson: VSP Continues Investigation Into Monday Night 3.25.13 Head On Collision On Route 151

Map Via : VSP continue their investigation into a late Monday night head on collision on Route 151 in Afton, VA. The area boxed in read above is generally where the accident took place, less than one mile north of Route 6 West. Click image to enlarge view.

Nelson County, VA

As another study is underway by VDOT into improving safety along Route 151 in Nelson County, a serious head on crash is now under investigation by the Virginia State Police. It took place around 11PM Monday night just north of Route 6 West in Afton.

VSP provided the following details Wednesday evening to BRML:

“Virginia State Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred at 11 p.m. on March 25, 2013, on Route 151 less than a mile north of Route 6/Afton Mountain Road in Nelson County. A 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling north on Route 151 when it crossed the centerline, ran off the left side of the road and struck a highway sign. The Jeep then came back into the roadway and struck a southbound 2001 Dodge Caravan head-on.

The driver of the Jeep, Lorrie D. Thompson, 22, of Staunton, was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Thompson was not wearing a seat belt. Thompson was charged with DUI.

The driver of the Dodge Caravan, Robert L. Canody, 76, of Afton, and his 11-year-old female passenger were both transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Both were wearing seat belts.

The crash remains under investigation.”


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