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.