Friday, August 5, 2011

Double Fatality In Accomack County

At 10:15 Monday night a double fatal accident occured on Bobtown Road. Melfa, Painter and Exmore responded to the accident.

On August 1, 2011 at approximately 2214 hours Virginia State Police was called to a single vehicle accident on Route 178 north of Route 609 in Pungoteague, Accomack, Virginia.

A single vehicle, 1996 Buick Century was traveling on Route 178 when it ran off the road to the right struck a tree stump and overturned, killing the driver and front seat passenger.

The vehicle was occupied by four occupants The back two passengers were taking to the local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver Cecilio Purneda Alaniz, 53 YOA, of Craddockville, VA. died at the scene. The front seat passenger Shirley Mae Tate, 72 YOA, of Craddockville, VA also died at the scene.

Notification to family members has been made. All occupants were wearing their seat belts, alcohol was a factor.

Currently the investigation is on-going.


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