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NELSON : Traffic Alert : Fatal Semi / Car Accident Closes Part Of NB US 29 In Lovingston (Updated 8.6.19)

[ 1 ] July 30, 2019 |
The scene in Lovingston Tuesday afternoon where a fatal semi / car accident occurred. One NB lane remains closed in the location of the accident as of 7:45 PM – July 30, 2019


Nelson County, Virginia

The following information was received from VSP on 8.6.19 identifying the victim in the crash.

“Virginia State Police Trooper B. Stanley is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash in Nelson County. The crash occurred July 30, 2019 at 5:31 p.m. on Route 29 at the intersection of Northside Lane.

A 2018 Chevrolet Cruze was traveling south on Route 29 when it attempted to make a left turn onto Northside Lane. The Chevrolet pulled across the northbound lanes of Route 29 and the path of a northbound tractor-trailer. The tractor-trailer was unable to stop in time and struck the Chevrolet in the side.

The driver of the Chevrolet, Gail J. Mankie, 70, of Norwood, Va., died at the scene. She was wearing a seat belt.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, Nathan L. Creason, 33, of Russiaville, Ind., was not injured in the crash. He was wearing a seat belt.

The crash remains under investigation.

Corinne N. Geller
Public Relations Director
Virginia State Police“

Updated: 7:45 PM : BRL has learned the accident is being worked as a fatal. More info as we know.

At 5:36 p.m. Tuesday, Virginia State Police responded to a crash in Nelson County. The crash occurred in the northbound lanes of Route 29 near Front Street in Lovingston. There is one confirmed fatality. The crash remains under investigation. 

Corinne N. Geller

Public Relations Director

Virginia State Police”

Updated: 6:05 PM : To add VDOT info: One lane of US 29 NB closed now at scene

Updated: 5:55 PM : US 29 NB from Front Street & Main Streets will remain closed for an extended period of time. Use an alternate route.

Photo By BRLM Photog Kat Turner : Northbound 29 in Lovingston as seen from the southbound side at the scene of a serious tractor trailer accident near the car wash on US 29 NB. July 30, 2019

US 29 northbound in Lovington north of the traffic light in the vicinity of the car wash remains closed at this hour due to a tractor trailer accident.


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  1. Brenda says:

    I personally know the lady who lost her life in this tragic accident… r.i.p my friend i love you

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