Van Crashes Into Fredericksburg National Cemetery Wall
Russ Smith, superintendent of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields National Military Park, said in-house crews are repairing the damage.
There's something about vehicles and cemetery walls in Fredericksburg that don't seem to mix too well.
There have been numerous incidents of vehicles crashing into the City Cemetery wall off Washington Avenue, but on Monday afternoon the victim was the Fredericksburg National Cemetery.
Russ Smith, superintendent of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields National Military Park, said park rangers did respond to the crash but Fredericksburg police officers handled the investigation.
"We don't know how much it is going to cost to repair it," Smith said. "We are doing it in house. I don't know if this has happened before, not in the nine years I have been here, and I've never heard anybody talk about it before."
Fredericksburg Police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said the crash happened at about 4:55 p.m. May 21. The driver of a Dodge Minivan crossed the double yellow lines and crashed into the wall near the visitor's center. Robert Adams, 58, of Spotsylvania County, was charged with reckless driving and defective equipment. No one was injured.
Smith said he had thought an axle on the van had busted, but Bledsoe said she could not confirm that report.