Va. traffic fatality blamed on winter storm


AMELIA, Va. (AP) — The winter storm is being blamed for a traffic fatality in Virginia.

According to Virginia State Police, a driver was killed Monday morning when he lost control of his pickup truck and ran off an ice- and snow-covered road in Amelia County. The truck hit an embankment, overturned onto the passenger side and crashed into a tree. The 30-year-old driver died at the scene.

Police said speed and weather conditions were factors in the crash.

The driver was not wearing a seat belt. His name was being withheld until relatives could be notified.

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