VSP place charges against driver in 6 vehicle crash

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Virginia State Police (VSP) report by email the opening of an investigation of the April 7 Interstate 81 crash in Shenandoah County.

The incident began when a Nissan Frontier traveling north on Interstate 81 failed to slow down for heavy traffic at mile marker 284.

The Nissan rear-ended a Toyota Corolla that started a chain reaction crash that involved 6 vehicles including the Nissan and Toyota.

The driver of the Nissan Amos E. Stoltzfus of Pennsylvania and his female passenger suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene.

The 25-year-old male driver of the Toyota from Edinburg suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries and was flown to UVA Medical Center.

Five other people suffered minor injuries and were transported to local hospitals.

The 73-year-old Stoltzfus has been charged with reckless driving in the initial investigation of the crash.

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