Two more: Fatalities mount on county roads
The death toll on Albemarle roads continues, with two more people dead, adding up to five fatalities in less than a week, none of them wearing seatbelts.
Scottsville Road was the scene of the latest carnage. Around 10pm November 16, southbound Amy Ouypron, 24, went off the road in her 2006 Nissan Sentra, overcorrected, and swerved into a northbound SUV, according to police.
Ouypron died at the scene at Route 20 and Red Hill Road, and police say alcohol and excessive speed were factors in the crash. The two people in the SUV had non-life-threatening injuries that were treated at UVA Medical Center.
The driver in a November 8 single-vehicle crash on Scottsville Road– Jane McKay, 76, of Palmyra– died November 15 from injuries sustained in the accident, according to a release. Police are still investigating what might have caused her to veer off the road and down an embankment around 6:50pm that Monday.
Neither McKay nor Ouypron were wearing seatbelts, say police, nor were any of the other victims of the past week.
Larry L. Taylor, 59, of Louisa, died in an accident November 11 on I-64. Samuel A. Wells, 25, has been charged with reckless driving in that crash.
And Jessica Marie Lewis, the driver of the November 10 accident that killed her daughter and ex-husband, has been charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter. She was previously charged with driving under the influence.
Lewis, in a wheelchair, appeared on video from the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail November 17 at a bond hearing in Juvenile and Domestic Court.
Citing her lack of previous criminal record, prosecutor Jon Zug agreed to a $5,000 bond on the condition she doesn't drink alcohol or drive. A preliminary hearing is set for February 6.
Updated 1:15pm November 17 with the latest fatality and latest charges.
Updated 1:50pm after the bond hearing.