Nelson : VSP Releases Identity In Fatal Semi-Car Crash On Thursday

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

Martins Store
Greenfield / Afton
Nelson County, Virginia

We first told you about the fatal crash in this original story on Thursday.

Today Virginia State Police released this information concerning the crash and the identity of the deceased person.

“At 10:14 a.m. on Thursday (Oct. 6), Virginia State Police responded to a multi-vehicle crash at Route 151 and Route 6.

A 1998 Kenworth tractor-trailer was traveling north on Route 151 when a 2012 BMW 5281, traveling west on Route 6, entered the intersection in front of the tractor-trailer. The tractor-trailer couldn’t avoid striking the BMW. The impact of the crash caused both vehicles to run off the left side of the road. The tractor-trailer overturned and both vehicles struck several trees.

During the crash, debris struck a 2006 Honda Civic that was traveling south on Route 151.
The driver of the tractor-trailer, Alex Matthew Otis Marston, 25, of New Market, Va., was uninjured in the crash. He was wearing a seatbelt.

The driver of the BMW, Alexandria S. Ward, Jr. 66, of Scottsville, Va., died at the scene. He was wearing a seatbelt.

The driver of the Honda, Carabantes Jose Eli Gomez, 41, of Afton, Va., was uninjured in the crash. He was wearing a seatbelt.

The crash remains under investigation.

Shelby Crouch
Public Relations Coordinator
Virginia State Police”

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