April 22, 2024

Virginia State Police is turning to the public for help with identifying a vehicle that caused a crash Monday (March 4) in Orange County.

State police is investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred at 5:50 a.m. on Route 20 (Constitution Hwy) at Rhoades Road.

According to VSP spokesman Sergeant Brent W. Coffey, the unknown vehicle was traveling west on Route 20 when it attempted to pass a vehicle that stopped to make a left turn. As the unknown vehicle attempted the pass in the eastbound lane, it caused a 1999 Ford Ranger that was traveling east to run off the right side of the roadway. The Ford then overcorrected, crossed the centerline and collided with a westbound 2020 Ram utility van.

The driver of the Ford, a male, 23, of Orange, Va., was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected during the crash. He was transported to UVA Medical Center for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

A passenger in the Ford, a female, 20, suffered minor injuries and was transported to Mary Washington Hospital for treatment. She was not wearing a seatbelt.

The driver of the Ram, a 41-year-old male of Fredericksburg, Va., suffered minor injuries in the crash and was transported to Mary Washington Hospital for treatment. He was wearing a seatbelt.

Three adult passengers in the Ram suffered minor injuries were transported to Mary Washington Hospital for treatment. All three were wearing a seatbelt.

The crash remains under investigation.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call Virginia State Trooper B. Coleman at 540-829-7415 or email [email protected].


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