Police chase ends in fatal accident in Buckingham County

policeVirginia State Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred in Buckingham County Monday night.

At approximately 8:30 p.m., a Virginia State Police Trooper observed a 2004 Toyota Tacoma driving recklessly in the lanes of Route 15. The trooper activated his emergency lights in order to initiate a traffic stop on the pickup truck. The Tacoma refused to stop and sped away at a high rate of speed.

The pickup turned onto Route 610, pulled into the driver’s residence and then continued driving through the yard and into the woods. The pickup eventually got back onto Route 610 heading west at approximately 85 mph, when the driver lost control. The pickup ran off the left side of Route 610 and overturned.

The trooper responded to the crashed vehicle and rendered aid to the driver until rescue arrived on scene. Despite their rescue attempts, the driver, Robert W. Smith, 48, of New Canton, Va., died at the scene.

The incident remains under investigation. Alcohol was a factor in the incident and crash.

Books from AFP

2018-19 UVA Basketball Preview: Just $1.99 on Amazon!

UVA Basketball finished the 2017-18 season ranked at the top of the national polls. Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham offers his insight and analysis on the 2018-19 'Hoos, breaking down the roster, the legacy of coach Tony Bennett, and how the loss to UMBC could fuel a run through March Madness next spring.

The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever: Just $3.49 on Amazon!

Chris Graham offers a glimpse behind the curtain of the pro wrestling business in his new book, The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, the inside story of the 2011 Night of Legends, a live pay-per-view event featuring stars including WWE Hall of Famers Kevin Nash, "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan and The Rock 'n Roll Express that was met with almost universally negative reviews.

Mad About U: History of University Hall available on Amazon for just $5.99!

Mad About U: Four Decades of at University Hall is a comprehensive book covering the players, coaches and memories of University Hall at the University of Virginia. Join us as we look back at the memories from more than 40 years in U Hall.

News From Around the Web

Shop Google