VSP investigate a fatal accident involving Boyce residents

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An email from Virginia State Police (VSP) Public Information Officer Sergeant Brent Coffey confirmed the investigation of a fatal accident in Fauquier County.

The accident took the life of 57 year old Daniel F. Shomette of Boyce and sent his 58 year old wife to Winchester Medical Center.

Shomette’s wife Marcella sustained life threatening injuries in the accident.

The Shomette’s vehicle was struck by a vehicle driven by 67 year old Kevin Hagan of Gainesville.

Hagan reportedly crossed the solid center line while passing another vehicle when he collided head on with the Shomette’s vehicle.

Hagan who was treated at the scene for his injuries is facing a number of charges and is being held without bound in Fauquire County.

The charges Hagan is facing include driving under the influence, involuntary manslaughter and improper passing.

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