100-year-old Man Dies after Albemarle Car Crash

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Albemarle County police are investigating a fatal crash that killed a 100-year-old man.

The two-car crash happened last Wednesday in the 2400 block of Old Ivy Road after police say a driver failed to yield while making a left turn onto Crestwood.

A passenger in one of the cars, 100-year-old Robert Hayes, was taken to UVA Medical Center where he died two days later.

The drivers of both cars are being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Albemarle County Police Department Press Release

The Albemarle County Police Department is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The crash took place at 1:42 pm in the 2400 block of Old Ivy Road at the entrance of University Village at Crestwood Drive.

A 1989 Honda Civic was traveling eastbound on Old Ivy Road when the driver attempted to turn left on to Crestwood Drive. He failed to yield for a 2007 Saab convertible which was traveling westbound at the time. The two cars hit head-on.

The passenger in the Honda Civic, Robert Hayes, died from his injuries on April 18th at the University of Virginia Medical Center. He was 100 years old and from Earlysville, Virginia. The drivers of the Honda Civic and the Saab convertible were also transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The crash is under investigation by the ACPD Crash Reconstruction Team. This marks the third fatal crash in Albemarle County this year. There were 11 fatal crashes in 2013.