West Point man dead after Lancaster crash

A West Point man is dead after his car collided with another vehicle while running from police Saturday night on Route 3 in Lancaster County.

Virginia State Police and the Lancaster Sheriff’s department were conducting a checking detail when a silver 1998 Honda Accord driven by David Wayne Walton, of West Point, approached them at around 9:36 p.m. The vehicle was in the westbound lane of Route 3 (Mary Ball Road) near Route 605 (Pinkardsville Road) in Lancaster, according to a state police news release.

According to the release, the vehicle stopped for the checking point, and as the deputy checked the status of Walton’s suspended license, the driver, he off at a high speed.

The vehicle drove in excess of 90 miles per hour as it entered the intersection of Route 3 (Mary Ball Road) and Route 600 (Courthouse Road) and struck a sedan head on. Walton, 45, died at the scene. The woman who drove the struck sedan, a 61-year-old of Lancaster, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Alcohol is being considered a factor in the crash, the release stated.

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