Editor’s note : We have been following information on this crash since Tuesday. We will continue to provide official updates once we have them.
A go fund me site has been setup as a memorial to the victim in this crash. Here is the link : https://www.gofundme.com/wjpk9s-michaels-memorial-fund
Verbatim release from VSP Richmond:
Virginia State Police Trooper T. Skehan is investigating a single-vehicle crash in Nelson County. The crash occurred Oct. 30, 2018 at 2:20 a.m. on Route 56/James River Road less than a mile west of Hilltop Road/Route 844.
A 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue was traveling east on Route 56 when the driver lost control in the curve. The vehicle first ran off the right side and struck the rock embankment. The vehicle crossed back over the highway, ran off the left side and struck another rock embankment. The driver was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle.
The driver, Michael R. Vest, 24, of Shipman, Va., was transported to UVA Medical Center for treatment of life-threatening injuries.
The crash remains under investigation.
Corinne N. Geller
Public Relations Director
Virginia State Police