Mount Jackson fatal accident

The scene of a fatal accident in the 5500 block of Main Street/Route 11 in Mount Jackson that police responded to Sunday evening.

State police on Monday reported a third fatal crash that occurred in Shenandoah County within the past week.

At 5:20 p.m. Sunday, state police responded to a report of a traffic crash in the Town of Mount Jackson, Sgt. Brent Coffey states by email.

A 2019 Jeep Renegade was traveling south on Route  11/Main Street when it ran off the left side of the road and hit a curb, guardrail, fence and power pole before coming to rest in the 5500 block of the roadway, Coffey said.

A 30-year-old Shenandoah County man driving the Jeep suffered life-threatening injuries, Coffey said. The driver was transported to Shenandoah Memorial Hospital where he died of his injuries. Coffey declined to provide the name of the driver.

The driver's remains were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an examination and autopsy, Coffey said.

There were no other occupants in the Jeep, he said.

The investigation remains open, Coffey said.

On Saturday morning, Shenandoah County Supervisor John R. “Dick” Neese died in a vehicle crash on Interstate 81. His van ran off the road to the left and hit a tree at the 274 mile-marker. 

On Wednesday, two fatalities resulted after a car traveling southbound on Interstate 81 ran off the left side of the roadway around the 287 mile-marker and overturned several times. Three other injuries also occurred in that crash.

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