Stephens City man dies in head-on collision

Virginia state trooper S.R. Marks stands outside this vehicle that collided with another on Tuesday morning on U.S. 11 north of Middletown. An 18-year-old Stephens City man died in the crash. Rich Cooley/Daily
Virginia state trooper Joey Yokel walks past the scene of the crash. Rich Cooley/Daily
Frederick County sheriffs deputy Heather Flanagan, an animal control officer, takes a cat that was inside one of the cars that crashed. Rich Cooley/Daily
This car received heavy front end damage after it collided head on with another car Tuesday. Rich Cooley/Daily
A man was killed after he was ejected from this car following a head on crash Tuesday morning near Middletown. Rich Cooley/Daily
Virginia State Police Sgt. B.G. Davis, left, and trooper S.R. Marks, right, walk around one of the cars involved in a collision on Tuesday. Rich Cooley/Daily

Clay Thomas Curbow, 18, of Stephens City, died in a head-on vehicular collision at 9:38 a.m. Tuesday.

State police Sgt. F. “Les” Tyler said Curbow was traveling southbound on U.S. 11 near Klines Mill Road in Frederick County when his vehicle veered into the northbound lane.

His 1998 Honda Accord collided head-on with a Chevy four-door driven by Patricia Anne Koch, 70, of Woodstock. She was transported to Winchester Medical Center.

Curbow was not wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene.

Preliminary investigations showed that alcohol was not involved in the crash.

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