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1 Dead After Truck Crashes into Tree in Albemarle County

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Crews on the scene of fatal crash along Garth Road in Albemarle County Crews on the scene of fatal crash along Garth Road in Albemarle County
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) -

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.