|Stafford Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fatal Auto Accident|
|By Public Information Officer Amanda Vicinanzo|
|July 17, 2019|
Stafford, VA. The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal auto accident that occurred last night at the intersection of Richards Ferry Road and Warrenton Road.
On July 16, 2019, at approximately 6:07 p.m., units responded to an auto accident involving an eighteen-wheeler tractor trailer and a passenger vehicle. Witnesses reported observing a Hyundai traveling on Richards Ferry Road and failing to yield to a tractor trailer traveling southbound on Warrenton Road. The tractor trailer struck the driver’s side of the vehicle.
The driver was identified as Jacob Viduszynski, 18, of Stafford. He was pronounced dead on scene. The 18-year-old male passenger was airlifted to Inova Fairfax Hospital with life-threatening injuries. He remains in critical condition.
Warrenton Road was shut down in both directions for an extended period of time. Traffic was rerouted onto Hartwood Road and Richland Road. The Sheriff’s Office is aware of the damages to Richland Road and we have been in contact with VDOT, which is working on repairing the damaged signs and assessing any possible damage to the road.