Press release from Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office
SPOTSYLVANIA, VA – On January 17, 2011, at approximately 11:54PM, the Sheriff's Office received a report of a possible fatal crash of a vehicle on Shepherds Road near Margaret Lane in the western end of Spotsylvania County.
Upon arrival of Deputy S. Noakes, he determined that a 1988 Chevrolet Pickup truck had left the roadway after clearing a slight hill and leaving considerable skid marks and then struck a tree. The driver was found deceased on scene and was identified as William John Barton, D.O.B.: 02-06-1971; W/M; resident of Spotsylvania. The two passengers that were riding in the vehicle were transported to Mary Washington Hospital and were expected to recover from their injuries.