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Virginia Department of Corrections vehicle involved in fatal accident

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Posted at 2:48 PM, Feb 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-18 10:57:22-05

KING GEORGE COUNTY, Va. — A Virginia Department of Corrections divertee transportation vehicle was involved in a single-vehicle accident at the intersection of Route 301 and Route 3 in King George County around 1 a.m. Saturday.

The vehicle was transporting nine divertees, who were from the Stafford Diversion Center, back from a worksite in the Stafford area.

The driver of the vehicle, an employee of the Stafford Diversion Center, and the nine divertees were taken to the hospital, where the driver died at 6:30 a.m. as a result of his injuries.

The driver has been identified as 33-year-old Dennis Toombs of Fredericksburg.

“The department is deeply saddened by the death of Stafford Diversion Center driver Dennis Toombs. Our thoughts are with Mr. Toombs’ wife and family and our hearts go out to them,” said VADOC Director Harold Clarke.

Five of the divertees have been hospitalized with treatment. Their condition is unknown. Two are at the VCU Medical, two are at Mary Washington, and one is at Spotsylvania  Medical Center. The other four were treated and released.

The cause of the accident is not known and is under investigation by the King George County Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia State Police.