UPDATE: Driver in Deadly Motorcycle Crash Charged

By: Carter Johnson Email
By: Carter Johnson Email
17 year old facing charges of reckless driving, failure to obey traffic sign in July 22nd crash.

Courtesy: Nelson County Life

August 7, 2012


The driver of a car investigators say caused a deadly crash in Nelson County on July 22nd is now facing charges.

The 17 year old driver is facing charges of reckless driving and failing to obey a highway sign.

The accident killed a couple from Rhode Island who were on a motorcycle that was struck by the car driven by the 17 year old.

July 25, 2012


The driver of the motorcycle involved in Sunday’s Nelson County crash passed away Tuesday afternoon (July 24) at UVa Hospital.

The crash remains under investigation and charges are still pending.

July 23, 2012


One woman was killed and four others were injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon in Nelson County. Virginia State Police Trooper R. Sachno III is investigating the crash.

The driver of the motorcycle, Alphonse R. Beaulieu, 76, of North Smithfield, Rhode Island, is currently being treated at UVa Hospital for life-threatening injuries. His wife and passenger, Rina I. Beaulieu, 75, of North Smithfield, Rhode Island, died at the scene. Both were wearing helmets.

The investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash. Charges are pending consultation with the Commonwealth’s Attorney.

July 22, 2012

At lease one person is dead and another seriously injured following an accident in Nelson County on Sunday afternoon.

The picture, from Nelson County Life, shows the scene Sunday afternoon after 4 p.m.

The accident took place along Route 151, near the Afton Service Center. It involved a car and a motorcycle.

A woman, who was a passenger on the motorcycle, died in the crash. A man, who was also on the motorcycle, was airlifted to the UVa Medical Center. We are told they are not from Virginia.

There were also injuries from the passengers in the car.

A crash reconstruction team is on site, working to determine the cause of the crash.

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