Christopher Gormus, 33, dies after his car leaves Richmond Road, strikes tree in Albemarle County, Virginia

Modified Date: 
Thu, 11/12/2015 - 9:06am
Accident Date: 
Thursday, November 12, 2015

Albemarle Co. Police Investigating Fatal Crash on Richmond Rd.

Press Release from the Albemarle County Police Department: The Albemarle County Police Department's Fatal Crash Reconstruction Team is currently investigating a fatality crash that happened in the early morning hours of Thursday, November 12th, 2015. The single car crash happened at 2:59 a.m. in the 4400 block of Richmond Road. A 1990 Toyota Camery, driven by 33-year-old Christopher Gormus of Palmyra, was traveling eastbound in a straight area of Richmond Road when the vehicle crossed the center line, then crossed the westbound lane, left the roadway and struck a tree, head on. Gormus died at the scene. Although the investigation is ongoing, the driver was not wearing a seat belt and excessive speed and alcohol may have been factors in the crash.

Speed, alcohol investigated as factors in crash that killed Palmyra man

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. — Excessive speed and alcohol may have been factors in a crash that killed a Palmyra man early Thursday morning. The driver, identified as 33-year-old Christopher Gormus, was not wearing a seat belt when his car ran off Richmond Road and hit a tree, investigators said. “A 1990 Toyota Camery was traveling eastbound in a straight area of Richmond Road when the vehicle crossed the center line, then crossed the westbound lane, left the roadway and struck a tree, head on,” Albemarle investigators said. “The single car crash happened at 2:59 a.m. in the 4400 block of Richmond Road.”
Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Christopher Gormus
Roadway: 
Richmond Road

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