newsmassie mill man dies in single vehicle crash in nelson county tuesday

Massie Mill man dies in single-vehicle crash in Nelson County Tuesday

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A fatal single-vehicle crash took place on Tuesday evening on Route 29 just south of Route 6 in Nelson County.

The driver, Christopher A. Murphy, 35, of Massie Mill, died at the scene.

According to the Virginia State Police, a 2006 Buick Lucerne was traveling south on Route 29 when it ran off the left side of the road and traveled into the median. The vehicle then spun, hit a ditch and overturned several times, finally coming to rest in the northbound lanes.

A passenger in the vehicle, Jonathan Clark, 34, was transported for treatment of minor injuries.

The accident occurred at 4:55 p.m.

Both the driver and passenger were not wearing seatbelts, according to the VSP.

The crash remains under investigation.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.