Updated 3:22 PM – Nelson : Fatal Accident Closes Route 151 & 6 (River Road) (VSP Info)

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Traffic was at a standstill late Thursday morning after a semi truck and a passenger car collided at Route 6 & 151 in Greenfield / Afton. October 6, 2022
Traffic was at a standstill late Thursday morning after a semi truck and a passenger car collided at Route 6 & 151 in Greenfield / Afton. October 6, 2022

Martins Store
Greenfield / Afton
Nelson County, Virginia

Updated info from Virginia State Police (3:22 PM)

“At 10:14 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 6), Virginia State Police responded to a crash in Nelson County. A passenger vehicle and a tractor-trailer collided on Route 151 at Route 6.The impact of the crash caused the tractor-trailer to overturn and its tailgate to strike a third vehicle.

There is one confirmed fatality. State police is still in the process of notifying the next of kin.

The tractor-trailer was loaded with gravel.

The crash remains under investigation.

Corinne N. Geller
Public Relations Director
Virginia State Police”

BRL has learned that a morning traffic accident at Route 151 & 6 (River Road) has resulted in one fatality. According to witnesses and people on the scene the loaded semi truck was headed northbound on Route 151 when a passenger car turned in front of the oncoming semi. The semi rolled over and came to rest near the electric substation near the intersection.

The cab of the semi truck came to rest on the fence surrounding the electric substation at 151 & 6 in Greenfield. October 6, 2022

As of roughly 1PM one lane of Route 151 was open as the accident scene was being cleared.

We will post more as details become available.

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