VSP responds to two-vehicle crash in Augusta County following alleged pursuit

VSP responds to two-vehicle crash in Augusta County following alleged pursuit
The scene of a crash in Augusta County involving a vehicle that led Bath County deputies on a chase. (Source: WHSV)

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) (UPDATE 10/15) — Virginia State Police has provided additional updates regarding Wednesday afternoon’s two-vehicle crash.

According to officials, a 2004 Nissan Acura TSX was traveling east on Route 42 at a high rate of speed when the driver, William H. Galvin Jr., of Luray, Va., lost control of the vehicle. Galvin struck a ditch, which caused the vehicle to roll back across the roadway and hit a westbound 2011 Ford Flex.

Galvin was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle, officials said. He was charged with reckless driving for failure to maintain control.

The driver of the Ford Flex, a 39-year-old woman from Millboro, Va., was not injured in the crash. She was wearing a seatbelt.


AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) (ORIGINAL STORY 10/14) - Virginia State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash in Augusta County on Wednesday following an alleged pursuit.

At 3:59 p.m. officials responded to an incident at Little Calf Pasture and Henry Rowe Lane, where a Nissan collided with a Ford Flex, which caused the SUV to overturn.

One driver involved has been flown to UVA Medical Center for treatment, according to officials. The crash remains under investigation.

According to the Bath County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were involved in the pursuit where a driver was believed to be speeding at 80 miles-per-hour. However, the Bath County sheriff told WDBJ-TV the deputy did not pursue once the driver crossed county lines.

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