VSP Arrests 2 in Connection with Fatal Crash in Nelson County in March
Press Release from Virginia State Police:
Virginia State Police Trooper T.A. Hackenbracht arrested two Nelson County residents Thursday (June 6, 2019) in connection with a fatal crash that claimed the life of a 16-year-old female in March. The single-vehicle 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.
Originally, Zachary W. Debilzan, 22, of Amherst, Va., identified himself as the vehicle’s driver. But extensive investigation by Trooper Hackenbracht confirmed the driver was Kelsea N. Boyer, 18, of Arrington, Va.
Debilzan suffered minor injuries in the crash. Boyer was transported to UVA Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries. A 16-year-old female passenger succumbed to her injuries at UVA Medical Center March 11, 2019. None of the three was wearing a seat belt.
Debilzan has been charged with 2 counts of allowing an unlicensed person to drive, 1 count of failing to have insurance for his vehicle, 1 count of making a false report to law enforcement and 1 count of obstruction of justice.
Boyer was charged with 1 count of reckless driving, 1 count of driving an uninsured vehicle, 1 count of failing to have proof of insurance at a crash scene, 2 counts of driving without a license, 2 counts of obstruction of justice, 2 counts of making a false report to law enforcement, no seat belt, failing to have a juvenile secured in a seat belt, and three vehicle equipment violations. Boyer was released on bond.
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