Dinwiddie two-vehicle crash leaves one dead, driver charged

By: Contributed Report
11:43 p.m. | July 15, 2017

DINWIDDIE – A Petersburg man died Saturday from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash in Dinwiddie, Virginia State Police reports.

In a statement, Virginia State Police Sgt. Stephan Vick confirmed the death of 58-year-old Paul R. Day of Petersburg following a two-vehicle crash that occurred around 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon along U.S. Route 1 near the intersection of Route 1320 (Richie Avenue) in the county.

According to state troopers,  A 2000 Honda Civic was traveling south on Route 1 when it made a left turn onto Route 1320 and into the path of a northbound Ford F-350.  The Ford struck the Honda in the passenger side.

The driver of the Honda, Roger L. Nida, 71 Petersburg was not injured; he was wearing a seatbelt. 

Day, a passenger in the Honda, was transported to Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg where he later died of his injuries. Investigators said Day was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

The driver of the Ford was not injured. 

Vick reported Nida was charged with Failure to Yield Right of Way.

The crash remains under investigation by authorities.

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