STRASBURG – Police are investigating a traffic crash involving Strasburg Mayor Rich Orndorff Jr. that occurred Friday evening during the town’s annual Mayfest.
According to police news releases, Orndorff was flown by helicopter to INOVA Fairfax hospital in serious condition with injuries that were non-life threatening.
Strasburg Police Chief Wayne Sager stated in a news release Saturday that Orndorff was involved in a crash at 10:46 p.m. Friday.
A state police news release that does not name the person involved in the crash stated that a recreational terrain vehicle struck the Strasburg Community Library, 195 W. King St., at 10:46 p.m. Friday.
Sager declined to answer any questions, referring the media to the state police, which are conducting the investigation. Sager also declined a Freedom of Information request for any reports his department would have generated as a result of their response to the crash, citing the ongoing investigation by the state police.
The two news releases issued by Strasburg and state police did not indicate if Orndorff was driving the vehicle or if there was another occupant in it at the time of the crash.
Strasburg Town Manager Wyatt Pearson, who runs the town’s day to day operations, said Saturday morning he had not heard an update on Orndorff’s medical condition.
There are no issues at the moment that would require the mayor’s attention, such as his signature on a resolution, Pearson said.