Scottsville Man Dies after Route 20 Truck Crash

Police on the scene say a work truck ran head-on into a tree and then caught fire. Full Story
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someonewhocares

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Mar 28, 2013
It truly breaks my heart to hear something like this. My heart goes out to family and friends.

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Eaglescout1984

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Mar 28, 2013
As if it wasn't already sad enough, you know this person was likely on his may home from work after putting a full day in. Prayers to those affected.
Liberalace

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Mar 28, 2013
This is near where a young man from Scottsville crashed into a tree and burned to death around 8-9 years ago. Anyone remember that? I am trying to recall who the guy was in that wreck; a large, frequently-updated roadside memorial is still there (between Vintage Market and Triple C Camp).
I believe he was on his cell phone (?) and did not make the curve.

I always find it interesting how many wrecks on that road (especially fatal ones) happen on a relatively straight part of the road.

R.I.P.: Mark Donahue
just me

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Mar 28, 2013
Liberalace the first guys last name was brochu. He was home on leave from the military. His mother is the one who puts stuff out on the tree for her son and also keeps a cross lit on the top of a hill in her yard for him.
One Woman

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Mar 28, 2013
2 people, out of over 30 bystanders tried to help. ONLY 2. Perhaps if some of those Looky Lou's had pitched in, the driver could have been pulled from the truck before he became a crispy critter. No. All those people stood around and watched an overweight grandmother try and try to yank open the doors. ONE man ran and got her a fire extinguisher when she yelled for help. That's it. No one else did anything but stand on the shoulder of the road and watch. And the traffic?? People were driving AROUND the burning truck, honking their horns because the road was partially blocked.

What a pitiful state of affairs when people will just stand by and do nothing to help someone who is burning to death. Hopefully, the driver was dead BEFORE burning up.

Everyone out there who was playing spectator should be deeply ashamed of themselves!

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absolutely

North Garden, VA

#7 Mar 28, 2013
One Woman wrote:
2 people, out of over 30 bystanders tried to help. ONLY 2. Perhaps if some of those Looky Lou's had pitched in, the driver could have been pulled from the truck before he became a crispy critter. No. All those people stood around and watched an overweight grandmother try and try to yank open the doors. ONE man ran and got her a fire extinguisher when she yelled for help. That's it. No one else did anything but stand on the shoulder of the road and watch. And the traffic?? People were driving AROUND the burning truck, honking their horns because the road was partially blocked.
What a pitiful state of affairs when people will just stand by and do nothing to help someone who is burning to death. Hopefully, the driver was dead BEFORE burning up.
Everyone out there who was playing spectator should be deeply ashamed of themselves!
You are so right! What is wrong with people! I am astonished at how poeple can stand by like that as if they are watching a movie! How would they feel if it were their loved one or even themselves! God be with him and his family. Prayers for them all.
NahLa

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Mar 28, 2013
Another accident on RTE 20, how many people have to die on this road to do something about the speeding?
amaithi

Rocky Mount, VA

#10 Mar 28, 2013
NahLa wrote:
Another accident on RTE 20, how many people have to die on this road to do something about the speeding?
do you have any proof this accident was caused by speeding? he could have had a medical condition that caused the wreck, or he could have been reaching for a cigarette. he may have been drinking...point is, you don't know. it is sad no matter what the cause.
Sure

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Mar 28, 2013
One Woman wrote:
2 people, out of over 30 bystanders tried to help. ONLY 2. Perhaps if some of those Looky Lou's had pitched in, the driver could have been pulled from the truck before he became a crispy critter. No. All those people stood around and watched an overweight grandmother try and try to yank open the doors. ONE man ran and got her a fire extinguisher when she yelled for help. That's it. No one else did anything but stand on the shoulder of the road and watch. And the traffic?? People were driving AROUND the burning truck, honking their horns because the road was partially blocked.
What a pitiful state of affairs when people will just stand by and do nothing to help someone who is burning to death. Hopefully, the driver was dead BEFORE burning up.
Everyone out there who was playing spectator should be deeply ashamed of themselves!
What was your role is this event....are you the overweight grandmother?
MeL

Ruckersville, VA

#12 Mar 28, 2013
NahLa wrote:
Another accident on RTE 20, how many people have to die on this road to do something about the speeding?
Speed was not a factor in this case you jackass
RNR

Crozet, VA

#13 Mar 28, 2013
I "imagine" that most motorist didn't realize there was a person in the driver's seat while the truck was burning.
cruz

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Mar 28, 2013
Sure wrote:
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What was your role is this event....are you the overweight grandmother?
At least the overweight Grandmother did more than post a truly ignorant statement!
scottsville

Charlottesville, VA

#15 Mar 28, 2013
Sure wrote:
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What was your role is this event....are you the overweight grandmother?
It is people like you that make ignorant comments like that I know you were probably one of the bystanders that just watched and are probably a YANKEE that don't care about anything or anybody but yourself!!
RNR

Crozet, VA

#16 Mar 28, 2013
One Woman wrote:
2 people, out of over 30 bystanders tried to help. ONLY 2. Perhaps if some of those Looky Lou's had pitched in, the driver could have been pulled from the truck before he became a crispy critter. No. All those people stood around and watched an overweight grandmother try and try to yank open the doors. ONE man ran and got her a fire extinguisher when she yelled for help. That's it. No one else did anything but stand on the shoulder of the road and watch. And the traffic?? People were driving AROUND the burning truck, honking their horns because the road was partially blocked.
What a pitiful state of affairs when people will just stand by and do nothing to help someone who is burning to death. Hopefully, the driver was dead BEFORE burning up.
Everyone out there who was playing spectator should be deeply ashamed of themselves!
Your post sounds as if you were a spectator too but yet your bashing them ?!
Jackass

Charlottesville, VA

#17 Mar 28, 2013
Whatever the reason or the factor for the accident, of course its sad. However the fact remains every week there seems to be another fatal accident on RTE 20. Something needs to change.
Cville Patriot

Moneta, VA

#18 Mar 28, 2013
scottsville wrote:
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It is people like you that make ignorant comments like that I know you were probably one of the bystanders that just watched and are probably a YANKEE that don't care about anything or anybody but yourself!!
LOL, a "Yankee"? This isn't 1860. Time for you to move on, old-timer.
Sure

Charlottesville, VA

#19 Mar 28, 2013
cruz wrote:
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At least the overweight Grandmother did more than post a truly ignorant statement!
you don't comprehend much of what you read do you.....
Lone Justice

Waynesboro, VA

#20 Mar 28, 2013
One Woman wrote:
2 people, out of over 30 bystanders tried to help. ONLY 2. Perhaps if some of those Looky Lou's had pitched in, the driver could have been pulled from the truck before he became a crispy critter. No. All those people stood around and watched an overweight grandmother try and try to yank open the doors. ONE man ran and got her a fire extinguisher when she yelled for help. That's it. No one else did anything but stand on the shoulder of the road and watch. And the traffic?? People were driving AROUND the burning truck, honking their horns because the road was partially blocked.
What a pitiful state of affairs when people will just stand by and do nothing to help someone who is burning to death. Hopefully, the driver was dead BEFORE burning up.
Everyone out there who was playing spectator should be deeply ashamed of themselves!
It is a shame. The other name for the other people is" RUBBER NECKERS".
friend

Charlottesville, VA

#21 Mar 28, 2013
he was a hard working man and caring person
Lone Justice

Waynesboro, VA

#22 Mar 28, 2013
RNR wrote:
<quoted text> Your post sounds as if you were a spectator too but yet your bashing them ?!
" Too many cooks in the kitchen spoil the soup". Maybe she was unable to do anything because of all of the "RUBBER NECKERS" in the way.

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