One person is dead after their car struck a tree off of Black Cat Road in Albemarle County Saturday.

Police say the driver, 19-year-old Stephen Hughes Heim of Keswick lost control of his Honda Accord, went off the side of the road and hit a tree. The accident happened around lunch-time and rescue crews and police responded shortly after. Heim was the only person in the vehicle.

Police shut down the road for five hours as they investigated the accident.

The accident is being reconstructed by members of the Albemarle County Accident Reconstruction team.

This is the second fatal accident on Black Cat Road in the last week. A man was killed in a single-car accident on Thursday.

Reported by Dannika Lewis
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