Accidents in VA

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Monday, July 28, 2014
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A Bedford man died after a car crash Monday afternoon.

According to the Virginia State Police, 75-year-old Michael Keen Haynes was driving southbound on U.S. 221 when he suffered a medical emergency, causing his 1998 Dodge Durango to cross the center line. The truck ran off the left side of the road and struck a guard rail. The vehicle then rolled through a residential yard before coming to a stop up against a tree.

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Saturday, July 19, 2014
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A motorcyclist was killed Saturday afternoon after crashing into a tow truck.

Police have identified the motorcyclist as Craig Nolan Leggett, 50, of James City County.

The crash happened around 2:45 p.m. in the 8500 block of Richmond Rd.

According to Deputy Chief Stephen Rubino with the James City Co. Police Dept., Leggett was speeding on Richmond Rd.

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Sunday, July 6, 2014
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Middlesex Co. Sheriff’s Office received reports of a single plane crash at 4:53 p.m. on Sunday, July 6.

A single engine 1968 Cessna 150 crashed on Lockley’s Creek Rd.

The pilot, who has now been identified as 58-year-old Stephen L. Myers, died from the crash.

A passenger was med-flighted.

The Federal Aviation Adminstration has been notified and troopers responded to the scene to investigate.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014
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One person is dead following a two-vehicle crash on Prince William Parkway in Manassas, Virginia.

Prince William County Police officers were called to Prince William Parkway near Crooked Knoll Way just before 2 a.m. Tuesday.

Jason Nathaniel Ayers, 37, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver, a 23-year-old Alexandria woman, was flown to an area hospital with serious injuries.

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Monday, June 23, 2014
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A Newport News man lost his life in a motorcycle crash on Interstate 81 Monday afternoon.

Deborah Cox with the Virginia State Police said the crash happened around 3 p.m. in the northbound lanes of Interstate 81 near the 48 mile marker in Smyth County. Witnesses told troopers a motorcycle was traveling north when it went off the left side of the road.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014
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One man died and another was injured in a multi-vehicle crash in Norfolk Tuesday night, police said.

James A. Wilson of Chesapeake died from his injuries after he was pinned between two vehicles, Norfolk police spokeswoman Karen Parker-Chesson said in a news release.

The incident happened at about 9:05 p.m., and Wilson was pronounced dead about a half hour later at the hospital, she said.

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Monday, June 16, 2014
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An 18-year-old York County teen was killed in a single vehicle crash early Monday morning.

Jacob A. Martin was traveling eastbound on Railway Road at a high rate of speed when he lost control, over corrected and struck a tree according to Virginia State Police.

Martin, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.

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Sunday, June 8, 2014
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Virginia authorities say preliminary evidence indicates that a boat was overloaded when it sank in the James River, killing two North Carolina men.

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission identified the victims as 52-year-old Philip Earl Smallwood and 51-year-old William T. Smallwood Jr., both of Windsor, North Carolina.

Three other people on the boat suffered minor injuries.

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Sunday, June 8, 2014
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A woman driving a motorcycle was killed in a hit and run crash early Sunday morning.

Virginia State Police say the accident happened on I-664 at the Monitor Merrimac Bridge Tunnel, just south of Terminal Blvd.

A 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe was driving north on the interstate and swerved into the right lane to avoid slowing traffic. When the driver swerved the SUV hit the 2011 Kawasaki motorcycle.

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Friday, June 6, 2014
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NICKELSVILLE — A Southwest Virginia woman was killed Friday morning in a single-vehicle accident in Scott County.

Virginia State Police identified the victim as Rachel Dawn Boger, 31, of Lebanon. Boger was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

The wreck reportedly occurred at 5:15 a.m. on Route 71 near the entrance to Keith Memorial Park in Nickelsville.

Boger was not wearing a seatbelt when the wreck occurred.

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