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Updated: 2 Dead, 4 Injured Following Car Crash in Augusta County

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Scene of a fatal crash on Hermitage Road in Augusta County Scene of a fatal crash on Hermitage Road in Augusta County
Scene of a fatal crash on Hermitage Road in Augusta County Scene of a fatal crash on Hermitage Road in Augusta County
AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) -

Charges are pending following a fatal accident in Augusta County Wednesday afternoon.

Virginia State Police are investigating a crash that occurred a little after 4 p.m. Wednesday, October 10 in the 3200 block of Heritage Road.

Authorities believe a Volkswagen Jetta was traveling southbound, but then crossed the center line and hit a Chevy Silverado.

The 25-year-old driver of the Jetta was flown to the University of Virginia Medical Center where she is being treated for serious injuries. The Staunton woman was not wearing a seat belt.

Her front-seat passenger, 27-year-old Terry l. King, Junior, died at the scene of the crash. The Waynesboro-area man was not wearing a seat belt.

Three young boys were in the backseat of the Jetta. Two of the children, a 5 year old and a 2 year old, were not secured. Authorities say the 2-year-old died at the scene, while the 5-year-old is being treated for serious injuries. A 6-month-old was secured in a car seat, and is being treated for minor injuries.

The driver of the pickup, a 49-year-old man from Staunton, was also transported to the hospital for serious injuries. He was wearing a seat belt.


10/11/2018 Updated Release from Virginia State Police:

Virginia State Police Senior Trooper G.D. McCoy Jr. is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash in Augusta County. The crash occurred at 4:14 p.m. in the 3200 block of Hermitage Road.

A 2012 Volkswagen Jetta was southbound on Hermitage Road when it crossed the center line and continued into the northbound travel lane. A 2001 Chevrolet Silverado swerved to the right to avoid the oncoming vehicle but was still struck almost head-on by the Jetta.

The driver of the Jetta, a 25-year-old Staunton woman, was flown to UVA Hospital where she is still being treated for serious injuries. She was not wearing a seat belt.

Her front-seat passenger, Terry L. King Jr., 27, of Waynesboro, Va., died at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt.

There were three male juveniles in the backseat of the Jetta. A 6-month-old was secured in a car seat and was transported to Augusta Health for treatment of minor injuries. A 5-year-old and a 2-year-old were not secured in child safety/booster seats. The 5-year-old was transported to UVA Hospital and is still being treated for serious injuries. The 2-year-old died at the scene.

The Silverado's 49-year-old male driver from Staunton was transported to UVA Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. He was wearing a seat belt.

The crash remains under investigation. Charges are pending.

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