Police were called to the 600 block of Thomas Jefferson Parkway early Saturday morning after a vehicle had crashed. It was a single vehicle accident and the driver, who was the only person in the car, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Albemarle County Police Department identified the driver as 26-year-old Joshua Smith of Ohio. Officers and emergency crews found his vehicle off the side of the road new Michie Tavern around 3:30 Saturday morning.
The department's accident reconstruction team was called in to investigate.
Police say Smith was in the Charlottesville area to visit Family.