Two people died after a five-vehicle crash north of Luray in Page County last week.

According to the Virginia State Police, at 3:11 p.m. Wednesday, a 2006 Honda Pilot was heading south on U.S. 340 at the intersection with Compton Hollow Road when it swerved to avoid a 2020 Chevrolet van and a 2016 Ford F-150, which slowed to make a left turn.

VSP said the Honda sideswiped the Chevrolet and the Ford, crossed the centerline and hit a 2021 Ford E-350 that was headed north. The impact caused the Ford E-350 to cross the center line and strike a southbound 2004 Ford F-150, causing the F-150 to catch fire.

The driver of the 2004 Ford F-150, Larry A. Forbus, 64, of Luray, died at the crash scene due to his injuries, VSP said. He was not wearing a seat belt.

A passenger in Forbus’ vehicle, Connie E. Clark, 61, of Luray, also died at the scene of the crash. She was not wearing a seat belt, according to VSP.

The Ford E-350 driver, a 61-year-old man from Harpers Ferry, W.Va., suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries. He was taken to Winchester Medical Center for treatment. The man, who police did not identify, was wearing a seat belt.

The Honda driver, Tina B. Wofford, 43, of Howell, N.J., suffered minor injuries in the crash and was treated on the scene, according to VSP. She was wearing a seat belt.

Police charged Wofford with reckless driving.

None of the other drivers were injured in the crash, VSP said.

Police continue to investigate.

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