May 20, 2024

FREDERICK COUNTY – Two young men from Stephens City died in a single-vehicle crash on Double Church Road in Frederick County Saturday evening, Virginia State Police say.

Sergeant Brent Coffey, spokesman with the Virginia State Police, said in an email Sunday morning that a 1992 Honda Civic was traveling south on Double Church Road (Rt. 641) about a half-mile from Refuge Church Road (Route 639) when the driver lost control of the vehicle, crossed the center-line, ran off the left side of the road and struck several trees.

The driver of the Honda, Gavin P. Tylen, 22, of Stevens City, Va., died at the scene as a result of his injuries. He was not wearing his seat belt.
A passenger, Jacob M. Stevens, 18, also of Stephens City, Va., died at the scene as a result of his injuries. Steven was not wearing his seat belt.

Coffey said speed appeared to be a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation by Virginia State Police Trooper S.R. Marks.

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