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25 traffic deaths in seven days: Va. State Police alarmed, step up warnings and enforcement

Virginia’s summer is off to an alarmingly tragic start. Virginia State Troopers have investigated 21 traffic crashes resulting in 25 fatalities between Tuesday, May 28, 2024, and Tuesday, June 4, 2024. The final two just happened this morning (June 4, 2024) in Caroline and Carroll counties. 

“Twenty-five traffic deaths in one week should be of very serious concern for every Virginian,” said Colonel Gary T. Settle, Superintendent of Virginia State Police.  “In order for this summer to be a safe one, we need Virginians to re-commit to safe driving habits. Driving smart, safe and sober must be everyone’s number one, and only, focus when behind the wheel.”

Virginia State Police are insisting that drivers step up their commitment to driving within posted speed limits, buckling up, avoiding distractions, and driving sober and drug-free as they travel Virginia’s roads this summer.

A Buckingham County crash on May 28 claimed four lives and a May 31 crash in Dinwiddie County killed two people.

The crashes have occurred in all corners of the Commonwealth, including Accomack, Augusta, Buckingham, Brunswick, Caroline, Carroll, Dickinson, Dinwiddie, Frederick, Goochland, Hanover, James City, Loudoun, Louisa, Mecklenburg, Prince George, and Rockingham counties, and the cities of Newport News and Virginia Beach. 

Two of the crashes involved motorcycles, one in Dickenson County on May 31 and the second in Virginia Beach on June 1.

A pedestrian was struck and killed in Goochland County on May 30.  Two of the fatal crashes occurred in Rockingham County, and two occurred in Caroline County.  A teen driver lost her life to a crash June 1 in Loudoun County.

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