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VSP investigate a fatal accident in Frederick County

Virginia State Police (VSP) continue to investigate a fatal single vehicle accident in Frederick County.

A 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling south on Back Mountain Road near Mountain Falls Boulevard when it crossed the solid yellow centerline ran off the left side of the road and collided with a fence and tree before turning over.

An email from VSP’s Public Information Officer Sergeant Brent Coffey confirms that the driver of the jeep 51-year-old Melinda K. Powell and passenger 76-year-old Clarke J. Powell both of Winchester died at the scene.

Neither victim was wearing a seatbelt.

A unidentified 40-year-old male passenger of the jeep from Star Tannery was transported to Winchester Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

The exact cause of the accident is still being investigated and still to be determined.

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