Monday, February 26, 2024

Williamsburg man killed in Gloucester County crash; three others injured

A 50-year-old Williamsburg man died following a two-vehicle crash in Gloucester County Sunday night.

The Virginia State Police identified the man as Robert Lindsay-Cruz who lived in the 8900 block of Pocahontas Trail.

State police were called to the two-vehicle crash at 10:43 p.m. Sunday on Route 14, east of Crab Thicket Road.

An investigation indicated the driver of a 2002 Hyundai Elantra was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of Route 14 when the Hyundai collided head-on into a 2009 Chevrolet Impala.

The driver of the Hyundai, a woman, and rear seat child, were taken to Riverside regional Hospital with serious injuries.

Cruz was in the front seat. He was taken Walter Reed Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The driver of the Chevrolet suffered serious injuries and was taken to Norfolk Sentara Hospital.

Information on the conditions of those injured was not immediately released.

State police said neither speed nor alcohol were contributing factors, but “charges are pending at this time.”

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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