Monday, Nov. 8, 2021 UPDATED 7:17 pm (MOUNT JACKSON, VA) – Virginia State Police Trooper E. Meyers is investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash in Shenandoah County. The crash occurred Saturday, November 6, 2021, at 4:50 p.m. along Interstate 81 at the 273 mile-marker.
A 2017 Mazda CX-3 entered I-81 traveling in the wrong direction and collided head-on with a northbound 2003 Toyota Tacoma.
The driver of the Mazda, a 69-year-old female, of Edinburg, Va., suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash and was transported to UVA Medical Center where she later succumbed to her injuries. The female was wearing a seatbelt. Her identity is being withheld pending next of kin notification.
A dog in the Mazda died due to injuries sustained in the crash.
The driver of the Toyota, a 33-year-old male, of Staunton, Va., suffered serious injuries in the crash and was transported to Sentara RMH Medical Center for treatment. The male was wearing a seatbelt.
A passenger in the Toyota, an 11-year-old female, suffered serious injuries in the crash and was transported to UVA Medical Center for treatment. The female was wearing a seatbelt.
A medical condition is being considered a factor in the crash.
The crash remains under investigation.
From a Va. State Police Release