Washington Twp. residents killed in Virginia car wreck

Two Washington Twp. residents killed in Virginia car wreck

The investigation is ongoing regarding the death of two Washington Twp. residents killed in a Memorial Day weekend car crasj in Virginia.

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Clyde Roberts, 48, and Rochelle Shelton, 46, both of Washington Twp., died May 26 in an afternoon crash on Interstate 64 in eastern Albemarle County, which is outside of Charlottesville, according to Virginia State Police.

The single-vehicle crash occurred around 4:30 p.m. at the 129 mile marker, near the exit for Black Cat Road, according to a police report.

Reports indicate that a 2004 Nissan Quest was heading west on I-64 when it hit debris in the travel lane that punctured one of the car’s tires.

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This caused the driver, identified as Roberts, to lose control of the vehicle. The Nissan then ran off the left side of the highway and hit a tree in the median.

Roberts and Shelton, who was a passenger in the vehicle, both died at the scene. Police say neither person was wearing a seat belt.

The crash is still under investigation, according to the Virginia State Police.

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