One dead in single-vehicle crash in Nelson County

policeVirginia State Police Trooper T.A. Hackenbracht is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash in Nelson County. The crash occurred Monday at 1:05 p.m. on Oak Ridge Road, less than a mile west of Diggs Mountain Road.

A 1999 Acura Integra was traveling west on Oak Ridge Road when it ran off the right side of the highway. The driver over-corrected which caused the vehicle to cross back into the roadway and cross over the center line. The driver over-corrected a second time, which caused the vehicle to run off the right side of the highway again. The vehicle then struck an embankment and a tree, spun around and overturned.

The driver of the Acura, Zachary W. Debilzan, 22, of Amherst, Va., suffered minor injuries in the crash.

A 16-year-old passenger and an 18-year-old female passenger from Shipman, Va. were both transported to UVA Medical Center for treatment. The 16-year-old Nelson County female succumbed to her injuries later Monday (March 11). The 18-year-old is still being treated for serious injuries.

None of the vehicle’s three occupants was wearing a seat belt.

Charges are pending, as the crash remains under investigation.

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