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Nelson County: One dead, three injured in two-vehicle crash on Route 29

Chris Graham
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An Arrington woman died from injuries in a two-vehicle crash on Route 29 in Nelson County on Monday.

According to Virginia State Police, a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu was westbound on Route 655 in Colleen, and as it was pulling across Route 29, it drove into the path of a 2016 Chevrolet Spark that was traveling south on Route 29.

The Spark was unable to avoid the Malibu, and the vehicles collided.

The driver of the Malibu, Tracy A. Replogle, 37, of Amherst, and a 31-year-old male passenger were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

The front seat passenger in the Malibu, Elizabeth A. Simmons, 25, of Arrington, died at the scene.

None of the three in the vehicle was wearing a seatbelt, according to VSP.

The driver of the Spark, Heather A. Provenza, 40, of Madison Heights, was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of serious injuries. She was wearing a seatbelt.

The crash remains under investigation. Charges are pending.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].