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At 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 20, 2023, the James City County Police and Fire Departments responded to a single-vehicle accident on Forge Road between Lakeview Drive and Little Creek Dam Road intersections. Upon arrival, emergency personnel discovered a black 2023 Honda Accord had veered off the westbound lanes of Forge Road into an embankment before overturning. The driver, identified as Walter Barry III, a 64-year-old resident of James City County, was found unresponsive and pronounced deceased at the scene by James City County Medics. Next of kin has been notified.
Initial findings indicate that speeding may have contributed to the crash, and it's believed that Barry was not wearing a seatbelt; the possibility of alcohol or a medical emergency playing a factor is undetermined and will be investigated. As a result of the incident, both lanes of Forge Road were closed around 4:35 p.m. and reopened at 7:30 p.m.
This incident is still under investigation.
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