Two Strasburg residents died in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 81 on Friday, according to the Virginia State Police.
According to a news release from the state police, Charlene Dawn Hodson, 46, and Juanita Ann Neff, 65, died after being ejected from the 2007 Honda Civic they were traveling in around the 164.7-mile marker on I-81 in Botetourt County.
They were two of the five passengers in the car. The other three were: Mary Neff Elliott, 80, who was driving; Donald Lee Neff, 70; and a 13-year-old boy.
According to the release, the car hit an embankment and turned over multiple times after veering off the right side of the road.
The car was traveling north when it crossed the center line and ran off the left side of the roadway.
According to the news release, Hodson and Juanita Ann Neff were not wearing seat belts; Elliott, Donald Lee Neff and the 13-year-old boy were.
Following the crash, Elliott, Donald Lee Neff and the boy were transported to the Roanoke Memorial Hospital. The release states that the injuries to Donald Lee Neff and the boy were “non-life threatening” and that Elliott was transported to the hospital by helicopter. It did not specify whether or not Elliott’s injuries were life-threatening.
Sgt. Rick Garletts, a state police public information officer, stated in an email on Monday that he did not know their current condition.
“I do not follow or receive updates unless there is a death relating to the crash,” he stated.
As of 3 p.m. Monday, John Alexander, the commonwealth’s attorney in Botetourt County, said that no one had been charged in the crash, although the investigation was still ongoing.
“I still haven’t gotten the full report from the state police, but they’re still investigating that crash,” Alexander said.