Two young men killed in separate crashes

UVA Police now say alleged assault didn't take place on Rugby Road. Photo: Eric Kelley UVA Police now say alleged assault didn’t take place on Rugby Road. Photo: Eric Kelley

Albemarle High grad Riley M. Cole, 22, died Thursday afternoon, December 11, on Route 20 in Buckingham on his way home from his first semester at Longwood University, according to his obituary. Virginia State Police say Cole was traveling north in a 1997 Infiniti when he ran off the road, overcorrected and hit a southbound tractor trailer driven by Wayne E. Johnson, 62. Johnson was not injured, and both men were wearing seatbelts.

Twenty-five-year-old Jessee L. Robinson of Swoope died at the scene around 3am Monday, December 15, in Augusta County when the 1994 Jeep Cherokee he was driving ran off Glebe School Road, struck a fence and rolled several times. According to state police, both Robinson and a 16-year-old passenger were ejected from the car. Neither were wearing seatbelts, said police, and alcohol and speed were factors.

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