News Alert : Nelson : Two Dead After Head On Collision Near Gladstone : Updated Victims Identified : 10:50 PM

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Route 60 in Nelson County south toward Appomattox remained closed Tuesday evening after a double fatality from an auto accident. October 2, 2018.
Route 60 in Nelson County south toward Appomattox remained closed early Tuesday evening after a double fatality from an auto accident. October 2, 2018.


Route 60 – Near Gladstone
Nelson County, Virginia

Updated 10:50 PM 10.2.18

Verbatim release via VSP:

Virginia State Police Trooper J.R. Harris is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash in Nelson County. The crash occurred Oct. 2, 2018, at approximately 3 p.m. on Route 60. 

A 1996 Chevrolet pickup truck was westbound on Route 60 when it crossed the center line and struck head-on an eastbound 2004 GMC Envoy.

The driver of the Chevrolet, Rodney L. Blair, 52, of Shipman, Va., was not wearing a seat belt and died at the scene.

The driver of the GMC, Melissa M. Ellis, 39, of Gladstone, Va., died at the scene. She was wearing a seat belt. An adult, female passenger was flown to UVA Hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. The passenger was not wearing a seat belt.

The crash remains under investigation.”

Original post:

BRL can confirm at least two people have died from a head on collision that occurred late Tuesday afternoon on Route 60 near Gladstone of Nelson County.

We will release more details as they become available.

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