It was another deadly Memorial Day weekend in the state of Virginia this year. Reports from the Virginia State Police indicate there were at least seven fatal Virginia Car Accidents over this past weekend.
Data shows that a total of 620 crashes resulted in 141 people suffering serious injuries.
The staggering number of fatalities and injuries came despite law enforcement across the state establishing numerous sobriety checkpoints along highways. In fact, one of the fatal accidents occurred at a sobriety checkpoint. An article from The News & Advance stated the crash happened on Friday night along U.S. 460, near the Campbell and Bedford County line. A spokesman for the Virginia State Police, Sgt. Michael Bailey, explained a 25-year-old man was driving a Honda CRV along the highway and struck several guardrails before plowing into the rear of a pickup truck that had stopped at a sobriety checkpoint. The driver of the CRV was killed, while the driver and passenger of the truck were injured. The pair were taken to a local trauma center, where they were treated and released.
An investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing.
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