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Va. Traffic Fatality Blamed on Winter Storm


AMELIA, Va. (WBOC/AP)- The winter storm is being blamed for a traffic fatality in Virginia, as well as hundreds of crashes.
According to Virginia State Police, a driver was killed Monday morning when he lost control of his GMC Sonoma pickup truck and ran off an ice- and snow-covered road in Amelia County. The truck hit an embankment, overturned onto the passenger side and crashed into a tree. The 30-year-old driver died at the scene.
Police said speed and weather conditions were factors in the crash.
The driver was not wearing a seat belt. His name was being withheld until relatives could be notified.

Police said that between 12 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday, troopers responded to more than 800 traffic crashes across the Commonwealth. In addition, troopers responded to more than 300 disabled vehicles. The majority of crashes involved damage to vehicles and no injuries, police said.




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