VSP Investigating Fatal Crash in Nelson County


Piney River
Nelson County, VA

Verbatim release from VSP

On Sunday (March 1) at 8:34 p.m., Virginia State Police Trooper T.A. Hackenbracht responded to a single-vehicle crash in Nelson County. A 2019 Chevrolet Camaro, traveling on Patrick Henry Highway (Rt. 151) south of Fishertown Lane (Rt. 815), ran off the right side of the road, struck a sign and then the embankment. The impact of that crash caused the vehicle to cross back onto Route 151 and run off the left side of the road striking a pile of logs and a utility pole.

The driver, Veronica L. Jones, 58, of Lynchburg, Va, died at the scene. She was wearing a seatbelt.

Upon inspection of the scene, the Trooper found a large rock had broken the windshield and was inside the vehicle. It was concluded that the rock struck the driver and was most likely the cause of death.

Virginia State Police encourages anyone who was traveling in the area between 8:20 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Sunday and may have witnessed the crash to call (434) 352-7128 or email area18@vsp.virginia.gov.

The crash remains under investigation.

Shelby Crouch
Public Relations Coordinator
Virginia State Police”


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