FCSO respond to accident that shutdown 522 for 5 hours

Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) report a single vehicle accident that shutdown Southbound lanes of Route 522 for nearly 5 hours Tues. Aug. 23.

At approximately 2:45 p.m. a 2015 Volkswagen Golf traveling south in the 6000 block of North Frederick Pike near Cross Junction left the roadway.

The vehicle ran on the grassy shoulder for approximately 40 yards before hitting a tree head on causing catastrophic damage.

The vehicle continued into the wooded area another approximate 60 feet coming to a final stop on its roof.

The impact was so intense portions of the vehicle broke away from the chassis including the engine block and transmission.

The fuel line ruptured sparking an intense fire that consumed what was left of the vehicle and set the surrounding brush ablaze.

Fire and Rescue Companies from Gainseboro, and Reynolds Store extinguished the fire and were able to get to the remains of the driver still inside the vehicle.

Positive visual identification of the remains was not possible and will be confirmed by the Medical Examiner’s evaluation.

There is no evidence or indication why the vehicle left the road but speed is believed to have been a factor.

Further investigation indicates the victim was 25 year old Benjamin Douglas of Berkeley Springs West Virginia who drives the route to and from work daily.

Southbound traffic was able to continue on one lane in a little over an hour.

Full travel was restored by 7:31 p.m. when all crews were able to clear the scene.

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WCFR respond to an accident with entrapment

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A social media post from Warren County Fire and Rescue (WCFR) show an accident that occurred late Saturday night Feb. 5.

WCFR units responded to the single vehicle accident around 9 o’clock near John Marshall Highway and Freezeland Road.

A patient was trapped in the vehicle that struck a tree and sustained significant damage.

Due to the complexity of situation and the patient’s condition additional units were called.

Units from Fauquier County and Marshall joined WCFR on the call.

The patient was extracted from the vehicle and airlifted to the trauma center in about one hour time.

No other injuries were reported in the incident.

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VSP investigate a fatal accident in Clarke County

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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.

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