Tanker truck collides with minivan, killing one and hurting two in Nelson County

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NELSON CO., Va. (WDBJ7) State police are investigating a crash that killed one woman and hurt two other people in Nelson County.

It happened around 10:20 a.m. on Saturday on Route 29 at the intersection of Route 617

State police say a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica was traveling east on Route 617. The minivan stopped for the stop sign and then proceeded across Route 29. The minivan pulled into the path of a northbound tanker truck on Route 29. Despite the truck’s efforts to avoid the minivan, the two collided in the intersection.

The tanker truck then ran off the left side of the road and hit an embankment.

The Chrysler’s driver, Frank Lasley, 78, of Keswick, Virginia, was taken to UVA Hospital for serious injuries. His wife, Dolly L. Lasley, 78, of Keswick, was flown to UVA Hospital, where she later died.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, David W. Tregoning, 58, of Frederick, Maryland, was also taken to UVA Hospital. He is expected to recover.

State police say that while the crash in under investigation, alcohol was not a factor.