UPDATE: Victims Identified in Double Fatal Crash in Louisa - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

UPDATE: Victims Identified in Double Fatal Crash on Rt. 33 in Louisa

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Virginia State Police

The driver and passenger have been identified. The crash remains under investigation.
Deceased Driver:  Derrick E. Burford, 21, 100 block Hickory Creek Lane, Louisa, Va.
Deceased Passenger:  Dawn E. Ross, 18, 300 block Jacoby Road, Louisa, Va.

Virginia State Police

Virginia State Police is continuing its investigation into an early morning crash on eastbound Route 33, South Spotswood Trial, approximately one-tenth of a mile east of Route 636, Valentine Mill Road, in Louisa County.  

At approximately 10:30 a.m., May 23, Virginia State Police responded after the driver of a 2008 Hyundai Tiburon ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree.  

Both the male driver and female passenger, who were both not wearing their safety belts, died at the scene. 

Speed is considered a factor in the crash.  Route 33 was closed in both directions for approximately two hours.  

The Louisa County Sheriff's Office assisted with the on-going state police investigation. 

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