The Albemarle County Police Department is investigating a fatal accident that shut down a portion of Garth Road, near Lake Albemarle Road, for hours Monday.
Police said 64-year-old Gary Wayne Shifflett of Crozet was driving westbound when he ran off the side of the road and struck a tree shortly before 5 p.m. Monday, November 6.
Shifflett died at the scene.
The Albemarle County Police Department said it will soon release more information.
From Albemarle County Police Department:
The Albemarle County Police Department Traffic Unit is investigating a fatality crash that occurred on November 6th in the 4000 block of Garth Road at approximately 1655 hours.
The driver was a 64-year-old male resident of Albemarle County who died at the scene. The driver was traveling westbound and ran off the left side of the road.
Garth Road was closed for a few hours while officers investigated the crash.
An official press release will be distributed as soon as possible.