03/12/2019 Updated Release from Virginia State Police:

Virginia State Police Trooper T.A. Hackenbracht is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash in Nelson County. The crash occurred March 11, 2019 at 1:05 p.m. on Oak Ridge Road, less than a mile west of Diggs Mountain Road.

A 1999 Acura Integra was traveling west on Oak Ridge Road when it ran off the right side of the highway. The driver over-corrected which caused the vehicle to cross back into the roadway and cross over the center line. The driver over corrected a second time, which caused the vehicle to run off the right side of the highway again. The vehicle then struck an embankment and a tree, spun around and overturned.

The driver of the Acura, Zachary W. Debilzan, 22, of Amherst, Va., suffered minor injuries in the crash.

A 16-year-old passenger and an 18-year-old female passenger from Shipman, Va. were both transported to UVA Medical Center for treatment. The 16-year-old Nelson County female succumbed to her injuries later Monday (March 11). The 18-year-old is still being treated for serious injuries.

None of the vehicle's three occupants was wearing a seat belt.

Charges are pending, as the crash remains under investigation.


03/11/2019 Release from Virginia State Police:

At 1:19 p.m. Monday, Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash in Nelson County at Oak Ridge Road and Diggs Mountain Road.

Both the driver and passenger were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. The passenger later succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.