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Nelson : Arrington : VSP Investigates Monday Crash That Kills 16 Year Old : Charges Pending (Updated 3.12.19)

[ 0 ] March 11, 2019 |
Google Maps : The approximate area where the deadly crash took place Monday afternoon – March 11, 2019 on Oak Ridge Road in Arrington of Nelson County, Virginia. A 16 year old girl died in the accident.

Arrington
Oak Ridge Ridge Near Diggs Mountain Road
Nelson County, Virginia

Here’s updated information received from VSP Richmond at 12:58 PM Tuesday afternoon 3.12.19

“Virginia State Police Trooper T.A. Hackenbracht is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash in Nelson County. The crash occurred March 11, 2019 at 1:05 p.m. on Oak Ridge Road, less than a mile west of Diggs Mountain Road.

A 1999 Acura Integra was traveling west on Oak Ridge Road when it ran off the right side of the highway. The driver over-corrected which caused the vehicle to cross back into the roadway and cross over the center line. The driver over corrected a second time, which caused the vehicle to run off the right side of the highway again. The vehicle then struck an embankment and a tree, spun around and overturned.

The driver of the Acura, Zachary W. Debilzan, 22, of Amherst, Va., suffered minor injuries in the crash.

A 16-year-old passenger and (an 18-year-old female passenger from Shipman, Va.) were both transported to UVA Medical Center for treatment. The 16-year-old female from Nelson County succumbed to her injuries later Monday (March 11). The 18-year-old is still being treated for serious injuries.

None of the vehicle’s three occupants was wearing a seat belt.

Charges are pending, as the crash remains under investigation.

Corinne N. Geller
Public Relations Director
Virginia State Police”

Editor’s note : We modified one of the sentences in the release to make it clearer that the 18 years old is from Shipman and the 16 year deceased female is from Nelson County, but not necessarily Shipman, according to a follow up email from VSP.

Here’s updated information received from VSP Richmond at 10:07 PM Monday night 3.11.19

“At 1:19 p.m. Monday, Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash in Nelson County at Oak Ridge Road and Diggs Mountain Road.

Both the driver and passenger were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. The passenger later succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

This is all the information I have on the crash at this time. I will provide an update Tuesday.

Corinne N. Geller
Public Relations Director
Virginia State Police”

Original post from 7:08 PM 3.11.19
The Virginia State Police continue investigating a very serious wreck that occurred early Monday afternoon on Oak Ridge Road in Arrington. The accident occured on the western end of the road nearest US 29 in the vicinity of Infinity Downs at Diggs Mountain Road.

This was the latest we had from VSP early Monday afternoon:

“At 1:19 p.m. Monday, Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash in Nelson County at Oak Ridge Road and Diggs Mountain Road. Both the driver and passenger were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. The passenger is being treated for life-threatening injuries. The crash remains under investigation.

Corinne N. Geller
Public Relations Director
Virginia State Police”

Earlier Monday evening around 6:45 PM Nelson County Public Schools posted this to their Facebook page, but it appears to have been removed later in the evening.

 

Additional info as we learn or is updated from VSP.

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