Abshire civil suit continued

The husband of a young woman killed in a hit and run near Barboursville last November 3 was due in Charlottesville District Court today to answer a claim that he defaulted on a loan; however, car trouble kept him away.

A post-it note stuck to his file revealed Eric Dee Abshire had called to say his car had broken down on Route 3, and that he was awaiting a tow-truck to assist him in getting to court. According to a civil suit filed by UVA Credit Union, Abshire, who remains at the center of swirling questions regarding the death of his wife, Justine Swartz Abshire, who will be memorialized on Saturday, owes $3,100. His hearing has been continued to November 13.