Virginia State Police Beat / Tragic Spin-out on Black Ice and Speed End life for Katherine Pinzone on Gen. Puller Highway

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Family sets up Gofundme page – Katie passed away early Saturday morning in a tragic car accident. If you would like to please help out with the funeral expenses we would greatly appreciate it. We are at a loss for words. She was a very loved daughter, sister, person. The world took an amazing girl way too soon. I miss you, Katie. Please watch over all of us.
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Virginia State Police Beat / Tragic Spin-out on Black Ice and Speed End life for Katherine Pinzone on Gen. Puller Highway

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DELTAVILLE, VA. The Virginia State Police report the death of a motorist who hit a slick section of black ice on General Puller Highway east of Rt. 652 on January 6, 2018, the Virginia State Police investigated a single vehicle accident which resulted in a fatality.

The driver, Katherine Monique Pinzone, 29, of the 16700 block of General Puller Highway, was taken to Walter Reed Hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.

The accident occurred at approximately 5:49 AM in Deltaville, Middlesex County.

A 2008 Suzuki SX4, traveling westbound on Route 33 (General Puller Highway) east of Route 652 (Crittenden Road), was traveling too fast for weather/road conditions.  The vehicle hit an ice patch and ran off the roadway into a ditch, causing the vehicle to overturn and eject the driver.

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BEWARE OF ICE ON ROADWAYS

VDOT continues snow operations, but refreeze remains a concern through the weekend

RICHMOND, Virginia – While road conditions continue to improve across areas affected by this week’s snowstorm, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is warning motorists to remain on the lookout for ice.

Below freezing temperatures are expected to continue through Sunday. This means even roads that have been cleared could have icy patches during the overnight hours and mornings.

Where conditions warrant, crews will work around the clock to plow and treat roads until they are passable. In many areas, crews are beginning to shift their focus to secondary roads and neighborhood streets.

Current road conditions are available at www.511virginia.org, through the free mobile app or by phone. You can track the location of some snow plows at VDOT’s Snow Plow Tracker.

With the continuing low temperatures, make sure your emergency winter driving kit is properly stocked and includes items to keep you warm. Allow extra time for the trip, drive at a low speed and stay at a safe distance from other vehicles.

If you encounter slow-moving equipment such as snow plows, slow down and give them the right of way.

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