Amherst : VSP Investigating Fatal Crash


Route 60 – Lexington Turnpike
Near Lowesville
Amherst County, Virginia

“Virginia State Police is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash in Amherst County. The crash occurred Sept. 8, 2023, at 2:45 p.m. on Route 60, less than a mile east of Route 778.

A 2015 Infiniti Q50 was traveling east on Route 60 when it crossed the centerline and struck head-on a westbound 1986 Chevrolet C15 flatbed pickup truck. The impact of the crash caused the Infiniti to spin around, run of the eastbound side of Route 60 and come to rest in a ditch.

The driver of the Chevrolet, John K. Cooper, 64, of Amherst, Va., was flown to the UVA Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries the following morning. He was not wearing a seat belt. A passenger in the Chevrolet, an 88-year-old male, was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. He was wearing a seat belt.

The driver of the Infiniti, Logan G. Corbin, 22, of Stuarts Draft, Va., was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of serious injuries. He was not wearing a seat belt.

The crash remains under investigation. Charges are pending.

Corinne Geller
Public Relations Director
Virginia State Police”


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