Though the variety of deaths as a consequence of visitors crashes decreased over this 12 months’s Labor Day weekend in comparison with final 12 months, juveniles accounted for almost all, and two deaths occurred within the native space.

In Henry County, Vincent Nicholas Sciarabba, 85, of Warrenton, North Carolina, was struck and killed whereas crossing Virginia Avenue Saturday evening, Sept. .

The Virginia State Police mentioned the decision got here in at 8:53 p.m. after a 2012 Dodge Charger, touring north in Collinsville, struck Sciarabba simply south of Wheeler Avenue.

No costs had been filed and the id of the motive force was not made recognized.

Earlier Saturday morning, six-year-old Kias Jordan Salas was ejected from a car on Mount Cross Street, not removed from the Henry County/Pittsylvania County line, and died on the scene.

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The crash occurred at 3:37 a.m. close to Log Haven Street when a 2007 Chevrolet Aveo, touring west, ran off the suitable aspect of the roadway, struck a ditch and overturned.

The driving force, Czachary Paul Roe, 37, of Callands, was injured and transported to the hospital.

Two different juveniles within the automobile suffered life-threatening accidents, a launch from the Virginia State Police said.

Police mentioned costs had been pending within the case, however nothing was listed underneath the motive force’s title with the Virginia Judiciary On-line Case Data System on Thursday.

Statewide, even with a discount in deadly visitors crashes in comparison with the 2021 Labor Day vacation weekend, there was a complete of six reported visitors deaths. 4 concerned juveniles; two of the individuals who died had been pedestrians, and three of the individuals who died in wrecks had not been sporting a seatbelt. Through the 2021 Labor Day weekend, there have been 10 visitors fatalities on Virginia’s highways the discharge mentioned.

“Whereas the discount in visitors deaths is encouraging, six households nonetheless misplaced family members this previous weekend,” mentioned Colonel Gary T. Settle, Virginia State Police superintendent in a launch on Thursday. “4 of these tragically misplaced had been younger folks with a full life forward of them and two of these youngsters weren’t sporting a seatbelt or safely secured in a baby security restraint. I implore all Virginians to put on their seatbelts and require all these driving with you to do the identical.”

In extra to Henry and Pittsylvania counties, through the 2022 four-day vacation statistical counting interval, the six deadly visitors crashes occurred within the counties of Hanover, Shenandoah and Sussex and town of Norfolk. A 7-year-old lady and Sciarabba had been the 2 pedestrian fatalities. The 2 juveniles not sporting seatbelts had been a 17-year-old lady and Salas. The fourth visitors demise involving a juvenile was an 11-year-old lady.

State Police investigated a complete of 772 visitors crashes through the vacation weekend, the discharge said.

Invoice Wyatt is a reporter for the Martinsville Bulletin. He could be reached at 276-591-7543. Observe him


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