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VSP Investigating 2-Vehicle Fatal Crash in Nelson County

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Virginia State Police Press Release:

Virginia State Police Trooper J.R. Harris is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash in Nelson County. The crash occurred Oct. 2, 2018, at approximately 3 p.m. on Route 60.

A 1996 Chevrolet pickup truck was westbound on Route 60 when it crossed the center line and struck head-on an eastbound 2004 GMC Envoy.

The driver of the Chevrolet, Rodney L. Blair, 52, of Shipman, Va., was not wearing a seat belt and died at the scene.

The driver of the GMC, Melissa M. Ellis, 39, of Gladstone, Va., died at the scene. She was wearing a seat belt. An adult, female passenger was flown to UVA Hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. The passenger was not wearing a seat belt.