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Fatal Car Accident in Staunton

Posted: Updated: Jan 13, 2013 04:09 PM EST

A Staunton man died  after an early morning car accident in Augusta County.  The accident happened just before 1 a.m. Sunday.

State police say the driver of a Pontiac Trans Am lost control and ran off the left side of Patterson Mill Road near New Hope.  The car plunged down a steep embankment and through the trees.

Twenty-seven-year-old Jacob Wonderley was killed. He was the passenger in the car.

The driver, 23-year-old David Valentine from Weyers Cave, was taken to the University of Virginia Medical Center.  There is no word on his condition.

Troopers said neither man was wearing a seat belt and charges are pending.

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