VSP investigating fatal Rockingham Co. crash

VSP investigating fatal Rockingham Co. crash
Scene of a minivan, tractor crash in Rockingham County (Source: WHSV)

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WVIR) - Authorities say a Grottoes man was killed in a crash involving a minivan and tractor in Rockingham County Monday evening.

According to Virginia State Police, a 1994 Mercury Villager crossed the center line on Route 276 and collided head-on with a tractor around 6:30 p.m. Monday, September 28. The crash occurred just north of Ports Republic Road.

The driver of the Mercury, 23-year-old Blake A. Hylton, died at the scene of the crash as a result of his injuries. VSP says Hylton was not wearing a seatbelt.

The driver of the tractor, a 20-year-old man from Mount Crawford, was uninjured in the crash.

Virginia State Police says the crash remains under investigation.

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