VSP Investigating Fatal Nelson County Crash


Verbatim release from VSP:

Virginia State Police Trooper T.M. Skehan is investigating a single-vehicle crash in Nelson County. The crash occurred Feb. 3, 2020 at 11:15 a.m. on Route 653, approximately 1.5 miles east of Route 29.

A 1998 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling along Route 653 when it ran off the right side of the road. The driver overcorrected, which caused the vehicle to then run off the left side of the highway and overturn several times.

The driver, Winfred L. Washington, 65, of Lovingston, Va., was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. He died at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

Corinne N. Geller
Public Relations Director
Virginia State Police


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