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Police Investigate I-64 Fatal Accident

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Police are investigating an accident along Interstate 64 in Albemarle County that killed one person and injured three others.

The crash happened about 9:45 p.m. Thursday and involved two vehicles near the Keswick exit.

Police say a Lincoln Town Car was traveling west on I-64 when it rear-ended a Subaru Outback.  The Subaru ran off the right side of the road, hit a guardrail and overturned.

Four patients were transported to the University of Virginia Medical Center for treatment.  The driver of the Subaru, John A. Woodworth, 70, of Afton, Va., and his wife, and two other passengers were all transported to the University of Virginia Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries. One of the passengers, Peter H. David, 70, of Washington, DC, died at the hospital.

The driver of the Lincoln Town Car, 25-year-old Lindsey L. Copley, was not injured. Copley has been charged with reckless driving.

Police are continuing to investigate the cause of the crash.  


Virginia State Police Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., MAN KILLED IN TWO-VEHICLE CRASH IN ALBEMARLE COUNTY 

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. – One man was killed and three others were injured in a two-vehicle crash Thursday evening (May 10) in Albemarle County. At 9:41 p.m., Virginia State Police Senior Trooper S.A. Miller was called to the scene in the westbound lanes of Interstate 64 at the 126 mile marker. 

A 1995 Lincoln Town Car was traveling west on I-64 when it rear-ended a 2000 Subaru Outback. The impact caused the Subaru to run off the right side of the road, strike the guardrail and overturn onto its roof.  

The driver of the Lincoln Town Car, Lindsey L. Copley, 25, of Richmond, Va., was not injured in the crash. Copley was wearing a seat belt. Copley was charged with reckless driving. 

The driver of the Subaru, John A. Woodworth, 70, of Afton, Va., and his wife, and two other passengers were all transported to UVA Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. One of the passengers, Peter H. David, 70, of Washington, DC, died at the hospital. All four of the Subaru's occupants were wearing seat belts. 

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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