VSP investigates fatal crash in Page County

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Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal crash in Page County that occurred Wednesday afternoon.

A 2005 Ford F-150 attempted to turn on to US Highway 340 when it collided with a 2014 Mack Truck.

James Mann, 75, of Rileyville, was the driver of the Ford and died from his injuries after being transported to Page Memorial Hospital.

The driver of the Mack truck, an unidentified 54 year old male from Shenandoah County, was not injured.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts.

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VSP investigates fatal crash in Rockingham County

Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred in Rockingham County on Thursday afternoon.

The crash was located along Interstate 81 at exit 245.

A Honda Accord ran into the back of a tractor trailer that had exited and stopped on the ramp.

The driver of the Honda, Selvin Turcios- Romero, 27, of Harrisonburg died at the scene from injuries sustained in the crash.

The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured. Both drivers were wearing their seat belts.

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VSP investigates fatal crash in Clarke County

Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal single car crash in Clarke County from Tuesday afternoon.

The accident occurred at 4:30 pm along Route 643 when the 2015 Jeep Cherokee ran off the side of the road.

The Jeep collided with a mailbox, telephone pole, tree, and five parked vehicles before coming to a stop.

The driver, Nicole Gray, 33, of Nashville, Tennessee, was not injured and was wearing her seat belt.

The passenger, Michael Ables, 34, of Bluemont, Virginia, was not wearing his seat belt and died at the scene after being ejected from the vehicle.

One of the occupants of the parked cars was transported to Winchester Medical Center for minor injuries. 

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VSP combats human trafficking

Virginia State Police are partnering with the U.S. Homeland Security Investigations and the Virginia Trucking Association to conduct Operation Safe Passage.

The initiative runs from April 18th-20th and focuses on high visibility human trafficking prevention and public outreach.

VSP will be positioned at truck stops and rest areas across Virginia to help raise awareness and educate citizens about human trafficking.

Gary Settle, VSP superintendent, believes commercial drivers can be “added eyes and ears” to help identify indicators of human trafficking.

For more information on indicators of human trafficking, head to HSI’s website.

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VSP investigates fatal crash in Fauquier County

Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal two car crash from Tuesday evening in Fauquier County.

The accident occurred along Grove Lane when a Honda CRV crossed the middle line and collided head-on with a Jeep Wrangler.

The driver of the CRV, Sandra Manuel of Delaplane, died at the scene.

Both the driver and passenger of the Jeep suffered life threatening injuries and were transported to INOVA Fairfax Hospital.

Both drivers and the passenger were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident.

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VSP investigate an Officer involved shooting in Rockingham

An email from Virginia State Police (VSP) Information Officer Sergeant Brent Coffey confirms the investigation of an Officer involved shooting.

The incident occurred yesterday Apr. 7 around 9 a.m.  in the Bridgewater Rockingham County area.

A Rockingham County Sheriff’s Deputy attempt to stop a vehicle was unsuccessful and a pursuit ensued.

Authorities disengaged their pursuit only to find the subject a short time later in the Spring Creek Road area of Bridgewater.

As authorities approached the vehicle 37 year old Christopher A. Miller exited with a gun and began firing at the Officers.

Returning fire the Officers shot and killed Miller.

Miller’s remains have been transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Roanoke for examination and autopsy.

Several patrol and a bystander’s vehicle were struck by gunfire fortunately there were no injuries to the bystander or Law Enforcers.

The incident remains under investigation by the VSP.

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VSP investigate a fatal accident in Shenandoah County

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An email from Virginia State Police (VSP) Public Information Officer Sergeant Brent Coffey confirms the continued investigation of an accident in Shenandoah County.

The fatal accident took the life of 26 year old Anthony M. Turner of Elkton.

Turner’s vehicle left the right side of Route 11 South of Jess Sign Road and collided with a tree.

The accident occurred Wed. Mar. 30 around 9 p.m..

Turner who was not wearing his seatbelt suffered life threatening wounds and died while being transported to Shenandoah Memorial Hospital.

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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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Law Enforcement prepare for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations

Virginia State Police (VSP) and Law Enforcement across the state announced that they are prepared for St. Patrick’s day celebrations.

St. Patrick’s Day has become one of the year’s most dangerous times to be on the road.

State Agencies will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E (Crash Awareness and Reduction Effort) now through at least Mar. 20.

There will be an increase in police presence today and tonight Mar. 17 particularly.

If you plan to celebrate please do so responsibly.

More than a third of the traffic crash fatalities involved drunk driving on St. Patrick’s Day 2020.

Law Enforcement will also be participating in Operation C.A.R.E through the traditional spring break season as well.

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Escaped suspect apprehended still wearing handcuffs

Virginia State Police (VSP) and ABC News report that Kevin Dunford has been apprehended 2 days after his escape.

Sunday Mar. 13 Dunford was stopped by a State Trooper and was being investigated after he presented false information.

The Trooper took Dunford into custody while he investigated.

While the Trooper was talking with a witness Dunford fled into the woods.

The suspect managed to evade recapture until Tues. Mar. 15 when he was tracked to a home in Henry County.

VSP obtained a search warrant for the home and found Dunford inside still wearing the handcuffs.

The 35 year old Henry County resident now faces a number of charges including Felony Escape, Providing False Information, Possession of a Control Substance and Driving Suspended.

No word on if Dunford faces possession of stolen equipment in regards to the handcuffs yet.

He was taken to the Henry County Jail.

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