Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Early Morning Accident Involving ATV Claims One Life

On July 3, at approximately 0112 hours, Virginia State Police Trooper B. Lewis was called to a two vehicle accident at 21000 Fairgrounds Road , in Onancock, that resulted in a fatality.

A 2004 Pontiac GTO, Driven by Larry Lee Ricketts II, 39 YOA of Hacksneck, VA, was traveling eastbound Route 126 when it came upon a 2002 Kawaski ATV , driven by Robert Brownlie, traveling in the eastbound lane. Mr. Ricketts swerved to avoid the ATV, lost control of his vehicle, ran off the road, overturned, and struck a tree.

Mr. Ricketts died on the scene. His passenger, Andrew Netherv, was seriously injured and flown to Norfolk General.

Robert Brownlie, 28 YOA, of Accomack was charged with operating an ATV on a highway, no taillights, and riding with no helmet.

Alcohol was not a factor.

Source; shoredailynews.com

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