VSP Investigating Labor Day Weekend Fatal Crash in Nelson County


Rockfish Gap Turnpike / US 250
Nelson County, Virginia

“Virginia State Police is investigating a fatal crash in Nelson County. The crash occurred Sept.4, 2023, at approximately 3 p.m. in the 10,000 block of Rockfish Gap Turnpike/Route 250.

A westbound 2019 Subaru Crosstrek was making a left turn when it pulled across the eastbound lanes of Route 250 and into the path of an eastbound 1996 Suzuki motorcycle. The motorcycle was unable to avoid the Subaru and the two vehicles collided.

The motorcyclist, Adam N. Blackwell, 40, of Crimora, Va., died at the scene. He was wearing a helmet.

The driver of the Subaru, Daniel R. Six, 72, of Box Elder, S.D., was not injured in the crash. He was wearing a seat belt.

Six was cited for failure to yield the right-of-way.

Corinne Geller
Public Relations Director
Virginia State Police”


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