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UPDATE: Fatal Motorcycle Accident Closes Parts of Rt. 810

July 4, 2014

UPDATE 9:45 p.m.

Albemarle County Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle accident on Browns Gap Turnpike Friday afternoon. Officials say the motorcycle ran off the right side of the roadway in the 3000 block and struck a tree. The rider, a 49-year-old woman from Waynesboro died at the scene. Her name will not be released until family members can be notified. Police say rider inexperience appeared to be a factor in the crash.

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DEVELOPING

A serious motorcycle accident closes an Albemarle County road this afternoon.

The accident happened on Route 810 near Sugar Hollow Road just before 5 p.m.

Both lanes of Rt. 810 are currently closed. Drivers are advised to avoid the area while crews clear the scene.


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