Va. traffic fatality blamed on winter storm

AMELIA, Va. (AP/WUSA9) - The winter storm is being blamed for a traffic fatality in Virginia.

According to Virginia State Police, a driver was killed Monday morning when he lost control of his pickup truck and ran off an ice- and snow-covered road in Amelia County. The truck hit an embankment, overturned onto the passenger side and crashed into a tree. The 30-year-old driver died at the scene.

Police said speed and weather conditions were factors in the crash.

The driver was not wearing a seat belt. His name was being withheld until relatives could be notified.

On Monday, Virginia State Police have responded to 1,145 traffic crashes across the area and there have been a total of 451 disabled vehicles:

Richmond Division: 455 traffic crashes, 104 disabled vehicles out of 710 total calls for service

Culpeper Division: 162 traffic crashes, 84 disabled vehicles out of 398 total calls for service

Appomattox Division:Due to the earlier technical issues, all I can report is that from 11 a.m. through 3 p.m. Monday, troopers in this division have responded to about 175 incidents. The majority of those have been traffic crashes and disabled vehicles…to include the fatal Campbell County crash.

Wytheville Division: 27 traffic crashes, 33 disabled vehicles out of 271 total calls for service

Chesapeake Division: 300 traffic crashes, 66 disabled vehicles out of 678 total calls for service

Salem Division: 34 traffic crashes, 44 disabled vehicles out of 324 total calls for service

Fairfax Division: 146 traffic crashes, 113 disabled vehicles out of 499 total calls for service


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