Waynesboro Man Dies in Culpeper Crash

By: Newsroom Email
By: Newsroom Email

Virginia State Police said a Waynesboro man died in a car accident Saturday afternoon after trying to elude a Culpeper deputy.

Sgt. Les Tyler, a spokesperson with VSP, said James L. Francis, 31, died at the scene after being ejected from his car.

Tyler said Francis was heading northbound in a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta on Stevensburg Road.

A Culpeper deputy saw the VW traveling at an excess speed and attempted to pull the car over.

Tyler said Francis lost control of his car as he turned around a corner. The car slammed into a tree before overturning.

Tyler said Francis died on the scene near Stevensburg Road and Mount Dumpling Road.

Francis was not wearing a seatbelt.

The accident is under investigation.

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