Abingdon Police Department
For Immediate Release
On Sunday, March 13th, 2016, at approximately 10:38 a.m., Abingdon Police, the Abingdon Fire Department, and the Washington County Life Saving Crew were dispatched to the 100 block of Lowland Street in reference to a single vehicle traffic crash in the ElderSpirit Community.
Upon arrival, officers found a gray SUV against the trees on the east side of the ElderSpirit property with its airbag deployed. The driver was still seated in the driver's seat, but was unresponsive. Attempts to resuscitate the driver were unsuccessful.
Further investigation revealed that driver turned around in the parking lot, in preparation to park. The vehicle accelerated suddenly, eastbound across the parking lot. The vehicle left the driveway striking a tree approximately fifteen (15) feet from the driveway.
The victim has been identified as Robert G. Wolfinger, 80, of the 100 block of Lowland Street.
Mr. Wolfinger was transported to Johnston Memorial Hospital at the request of the medical examiner.