Albemarle County police are investigating a fatal crash that happened just after 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Police say 35-year-old Shawn Ackman of Faber was traveling south in the 3800 block of Monacan Trail when he drove off the left side of the road and hit a tree in the median. Ackman was pronounced dead at the scene.
A child passenger was taken to the University of Virginia Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
One lane of Route 29 south near in North Garden was closed for several hours after the incident.
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