AFTON, Va. (WVIR) - An investigation is underway in Nelson County following a fatal logging accident off White Mountain Road in Afton Wednesday, March 6.

Police in Nelson County say 43- year-old Bryant Thurston was found dead at the scene of the crash.

Rescue crews from Nelson and Albemarle counties responded to the call.

The Nelson County Sheriff's Office is investigating what caused the accident.

Release from Facebook from the Nelson County Sheriff's Office: 

Release Update: 3/6/2019 @ 6:54 p.m.

On 3/6/2019 at 12:57PM the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office received a call for service to investigate a reported work related accident at a logging site near the 2200 block of White Mountain Road in Afton, Virginia. Bryant D. Thurston, age 43, of Augusta County, Virginia was discovered dead at the scene. The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is coordinating their investigation with the Virginia Department of Labor & Industry and The Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. This is an open investigation. There is no more information available at this time.