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Posted on: February 14, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Police Investigate Fatal Traffic Crash

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On Feb. 13 at approximately 8:20 p.m., James City County Police and Fire Departments responded to a traffic crash in the 9100 block of Richmond Road. The preliminary investigation would reveal that the 40-year-old victim, Robert Charles Barnhardt of James City County, was driving a 2013 Infinity SUV east on Richmond Road when the truck left the roadway in a curve and struck trees in the median. Barnhardt was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Richmond Road was closed for approximately three hours while the investigation took place.

The incident remains under investigation; however, alcohol is believed to have been a factor.

Media Contact:
Stephanie Williams, Police Spokesperson

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