2 Dead In Separate Va. Auto Crashes - NBC4 Washington

2 Dead In Separate Va. Auto Crashes

Police: Neither victim was wearning a seat belt



    2 Dead In Separate Va. Auto Crashes

    Virginia State Police are investigating two separate fatal car accidents that  took place hours apart in Northern Virginia.

    The first crash, which investigators say took place at 3:50 p.m. Friday, killed 28-year-old Todd Nichols of Bentonville, Va. Police say that Nichols' 2011 Hyundai Accent was traveling north on Route 17 in Fauquier County when it ran off the road half a mile south of Interstate 66, striking a fence and a tree before spinning and striking a second tree. Nichols was not wearing a seat belt.

    The second accident took place at around 5 a.m. Saturday, when investigators say 20-year-old Philip Oliver of Fredericksburg was killed after his 2000 Toyota Camry ran off the road coming through a curve. Investigators say the Camry was traveling south on Route 616 in Stafford County, south of Harwood Lane, when it hit a ditch and several mailboxes before overturning and striking a utility pole. Authorities say that Oliver, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the car.

    The cause of both accidents remain under investigation.