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VSP Identifies Victims in Fatal Augusta County Crash

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Scene of a fatal crash on Route 340 in Augusta County (FILE IMAGE) Scene of a fatal crash on Route 340 in Augusta County (FILE IMAGE)
AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) -

Authorities continue to investigate a fatal crash that occurred over the weekend in Augusta County.

Virginia State Police (VSP) announced Monday, November 27, that 28-year-old Kelsey Hypes of Waynesboro and 28-year-old Daniel R. Simmons of Crimora died at the scene.

According to VSP, Hypes was driving a Toyota 4Runner on Route 340 when the vehicle crossed the center line at about 1:50 p.m. Sunday, November 26, and struck a Ford F-150 pickup truck driven by Simmons.

Hypes’ husband and 3-year-old child, and an 11-year-old boy from Simmons' truck were all transported for serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators said everyone involved in the crash was wearing seat belts or child seat, and that alcohol was not a factor.

The crash remains under investigation.


11/27/2017 Release from Virginia State Police:

Virginia State Police Trooper J.D. Cash is investigating a fatal crash in Augusta County. The crash occurred Sunday (November 26) at 1:52 p.m., on Route 340, just south of Route 663.

A 1997 Toyota 4Runner was traveling south on Route 340 when it crossed the center line and struck head-on a northbound 2007 Ford F-150 pickup truck.

The driver of the Toyota, Kelsey Hypes, 28, of Waynesboro, Va., died at the scene. Her passengers – her husband and 3-year-old child - were both transported to UVA hospital for treatment of serious, but non-life threatening, injuries. Both adults were wearing seat belts and the child was secured in a child safety seat.

The driver of the Ford, Daniel R. Simmons, 28, of Crimora, Va., died at the scene. His passenger – an 11-year-old boy – was transported to UVA hospital for treatment of serious, but non-life threatening, injuries. Both were wearing seat belts.

The crash remains under investigation. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash.