Albemarle County Police Department: 

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VA - At approximately 12:45 am, Albemarle County Police Officers responded to a call of a single-vehicle crash on the 1700 block of Earlysville Road. When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered a southbound vehicle that had gone off the road and struck a tree. Juan Carlos Espinosa Salais, 39 years old, was declared deceased at the scene. Three other passengers were transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Earlysville Road was closed in both directions for several hours overnight but is now re-opened to traffic.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation by the ACPD’s Fatal Crash Reconstruction Team. This is the 10th traffic fatality investigated by ACPD in 2019.