New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | November 17, 2019

Providence Forge, Charles City man killed in separate overnight accidents

By Community Member | November 1, 2019 3:28 pm

A Charles City man and a Providence Forge man were killed in separate accidents with a two-hours span.

According to a Virginia State Police report, on Nov. 1 at 2:40 a.m., officers responded to a single vehicle crash on Pocahontas Trail (Route 60) one-half mile west of King Boulevard in New Kent. A preliminary investigation reveals that a 2012 Toyata Tacoma driven by Jace T. Jefferson, 18, of Providence Forge, was traveling eastbound when the vehicle ran off the left side of the road, striking several trees.

Jefferson was not wearing his seat belt at the time. Unfortunately, Jefferson succumbed to his injuries and died at the scene.

Fatigue is being considered one of the factors into the cause of the crash. The accident remains under investigation.

Less than two hours later, Virginia State Police responded to a crash on John Tyler Memorial Highway (Route 5) in Charles City, 100 feet west of Holly Point Road.

In a preliminary investigation reveals that around 4:20 a.m., a 2001 Honda Odyssey driven by Justin L. Williams, 29, of Charles City, was traveling eastbound when he crossed the center line going off road and striking several trees.

Williams was not wearing his seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. Unfortunately, Williams succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.