Fatal Wreck in Albemarle County

September 12, 2006

One man is dead after the car he was driving ran off the roadway and overturned.

The fatal accident happened around 10:20 p.m. Tuesday at the corner of Blenheim Road and Jefferson Mill Road in Albemarle County. Police believe the driver, 23-year-old Jessie Allen Gibson, was speeding. He lost control of the car and it landed on its roof. He was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A passenger, who was wearing a seat belt, was taken to UVa Medical Center with minor injuries.

Gibson's last known residence was in Ruckersville.

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