Update on the accident that closed Rt. 340 for 7 hours

An email from Virginia State Police (VSP) confirms the death of two people in the accident that closed Route 340.

The accident closed Route 340 between Double Toll Gate and Waterloo for almost 7 hours Mon. June 20.

VSP confirms that Shea E. Hawkins of Winchester and Lewis E. Thompson of Grottoes were killed in the accident that remains under investigation.

The 31 year old Hawkins was driving out of a private drive in the 15300 block of Route 340 when her brakes appear to have failed.

Hawkins’ 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee collided with a 2001 Mack Truck driven by the 66 year old Thompson.

The impact caused both vehicles to run off the road and overturn.

Thompson’s truck which was hauling cement caught fire after the incident.

Both victims died at the scene as a result of their injuries both were wearing their seatbelts.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

Henrico Police Officer dies after accident

Henrico County Police confirmed in an announcement the death of  Officer Trey Marshall Sutton.

The Officer died from injuries sustained in an accident that occurred Wed. Mar. 30 on U.S. Route 301 in Henrico County.

The accident occurred while Sutton and his partner were returning from a service call with a man in their custody.

The 3 vehicle accident injured all three men in the police vehicle.

The accident remains under investigation with the other two men in the police vehicle  hospitalized in critical condition.

Sutton was 24 years old and became an Henirco Police Officer in June of 2021 graduating the police academy in Feb. 2022.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

VSP investigate a fatal accident in Clarke County

pandemic photo contest

An email from Sergeant Brent Coffey of the Virginia State Police (VSP) states that troopers are investigating a Clarke County accident.

The single vehicle accident on Route 522 resulted in the death of 31 Allison Lawhorne of Woodstock.

Lawhorne died at the scene after her vehicle ran off the road through a fence and hit a tree.

A 38 year old unidentified male passenger who was not wearing a seatbelt was thrown from the vehicle.

The male had to be flown to INOVA Fairfax Hospital with life threatening injures.

The investigation into the crash is on going.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here. 

VSP investigate a fatal accident

thanksgiving activity boxes

John L. Cunningham of Strasburg was killed in a head on collision in Warren County Sun..

The 33 year old was struck head on by 30 year old Charles J. Corathers of Front Royal.

Corathers’ vehicle crossed the centerline colliding with Cunningham on his motorcycle on Rt. 55 near Fort Valley Rd..

Corathers has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence, driving on a revoked license, possession with the intent to distribute drugs and possession of paraphernalia.

He is being held at the regional jail without bond.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

Benefit for young man hurt in accident May 8

amanda behan

A spaghetti dinner will be held tomorrow May 22 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Market Street United Methodist Church Winchester.

The dinner is hosted by Boy Scout Troop 9 with proceeds benefiting 19 year old Zachary Harner who was injured in a May 8 accident.

Harner is in rehabilitation after several operations following a head on collision with a Cadillac.

The driver of the Cadillac who was fleeing police was killed in the accident.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

Rt. 522 shutdown in both directions Sunday night

contactless tax payments

Route 522 was shutdown in both directions last night Sun. May 2 as utility crews and authorities cleared an accident near the Winchester City limits.

The accident occurred at approximately 9 p.m. near Fairmont Ave.

Multiple power lines and poles were knocked down causing power outages for approximately 8 hours.

The accident remains under investigation.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.