Ashley Chapman Killed, 1 Injured in Truck Accident in Gloucester County, VA
Gloucester County, VA — August 24, 2023, Ashley Chapman was killed and another was injured after a truck accident Thursday afternoon along Route 17.
Investigations at this time show that the incident happened at approximately 2:00 p.m. in the area of the Route 17 and T.C. Walker Road intersection.
According to officials, 25-year-old Ashley N. Chapman and another person were in a Chevy Beretta said to be going southbound on Route 17. Traffic was reportedly moving slowly at the time. Approaching that traffic, authorities allege that a tractor-trailer driver failed to slow down in time, causing the truck to crash into the back of the Chevy.
As a result of the collision, Chapman sustained injuries which proved to be fatal. Another occupant in the Chevy was taken to a hospital with reportedly serious injuries. There were no other reported injuries. It appears authorities are charging the truck driver with reckless driving. Additional details remain under investigation at this time.