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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 states that Trooper E. Myers responded to an accident in Shenandoah County.

Trooper Myers reports that the accident occurred at mile marker 273 on Interstate 81.

Trooper Myers reports that 69 year old Linda Dellinger of Edinburg in a Mazda CX-3 enter 81 in the wrong direction and collided head on with a northbound Toyota Tacoma.

Dellinger and a dog in the Mazda died from injuries sustained in the accident after being transported to the hospital.

The 33 year old unidentified male driver of the Toyota from Staunton suffered serious injuries.

An 11 year old female was also in the Toyota and sustained serious injuries.

Both subjects were transported to hospitals with no update on their condition at this time.

All human occupants of the vehicles were wearing their seatbelts.

A medical condition is being considered a factor in the accident which remains under investigation.

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