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Single-vehicle crash in Nelson County claims life of Shipman man

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Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Route 639 just north of Serenity Trail at 5;32 p.m. Tuesday.

A 1997 Mazda Protégé attempted to turn left onto Route 639 from a private driveway when it crossed over the road, ran off the right side of the road, down an embankment, and struck a tree and a telephone pole guide wire.

The driver, James D. Kidd, 86, of Shipman, died at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

The crash remains under investigation.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

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