Speed considered a factor in fatal Fauquier crash

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Virginia State Police say speed is considered a factor in a fatal single-vehicle crash Wednesday in Fauquier County.

The crash happened at 11:05 a.m. on James Madison Highway, about half a mile south of Beach Road.

31-year-old Michael A.H. Sanson, of Orange, was driving southbound in a 2006 Chevrolet Equinox when the vehicle left the right side of the roadway and struck a mailbox, then a tree. Sanson and a passenger, 67-year-old Brenda M. Atkisson, also of Orange, died at the scene. Troopers said Atkisson was wearing a seat belt; Sanson was not.

The crash remains under investigation.

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FCSO lead investigation into multijurisdictional gift card thieves

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Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office issued a be on the lookout for suspects in numerous gift cards thefts.

A Fauquier Sheriff’s Deputy spotted the suspect’s vehicle on James Madison Highway Route 29 and took pursuit.

The vehicle did stop at one point but took off when the Officer approached.

The vehicle sped north on Route 29 reaching speeds of over 120 miles per hour and eventually lost control and crashed in the median.

A passenger was apprehended at the scene but the driver ran on foot into the nearby woods.

Canine and drone units were deployed and eventually located the suspect and he was taken into custody.

After a search of the vehicle numerous gift cards were discovered.

Khiry Tryon Williams and Ltepha Denis Lane both of Tampa Florida are being held in the Fauquier County Detention Center and being held without bond.

Further investigation revealed that the pair have been sought after in multiple jurisdictions on numerous charges.

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VSP investigate fatal crash following police chase

Virginia State Police are investigating a two car fatal crash that occurred Monday in Fauquier County.

Shortly after 9 pm, a 2003 Honda CR-V was eluding law enforcement traveling north on James Madison Highway when it swerved to avoid another vehicle and crashed into a Culpeper County Sheriff’s Deputy’s vehicle.

The impact caused the Honda to run off the side of the road and overturn.

The driver of the Honda, Corey Faison, 43, of Earlysville, was ejected from the vehicle and flown to INOVA Fairfax for treatment.

Faison was not wearing a seatbelt during the accident.

He succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday, July 12th.

The deputy was not injured in the crash.

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VSP investigate fatal crash in Fauquier County

Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred Thursday at 11:19 am at the intersection of Route 29, James Madison Highway, and Route 15 Business, N. James Madison St.

A 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser traveling south attempted a left turn onto Rt. 15 where the driver crossed into the northbound lane and crashed into a 1995 Mack Dump Truck.

Diana Esry, 62, of Remington, died at the scene.

The 20 year old dump truck driver was not injured in the crash.

Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts.

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VSP need help identifying tractor trailer

Virginia’s State Police are asking for your help in identifying a tractor trailer that caused a motorcycle crash on Thursday in Fauquier County.

The crash occurred at 3:15 pm along Route 29, James Madison Highway, near Route 744, Lovers Lane.

The 2020 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling south on 29 when the tractor trailer made an unsafe lane change.

The move forced the motorcycle off the road and ejected the rider.

The tractor trailer had a black flatbed and did not stop after the accident.

The rider experienced serious injuries and was transported to INOVA Fairfax for treatment

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