VSP investigating fatal Augusta County crash

VSP investigating fatal Augusta County crash
(Source: NBC12)

Augusta County, Va. (WVIR) - Virginia State Police is investigating a fatal crash in Augusta County that killed a Waynesboro man on Wednesday, Jan. 6.

According to a state police press release, a trooper responded to the scene on Route 608, about a mile north of Route 667 at 10:47 a.m.

Police say a 2017 Jeep Patriot was traveling south on Route 608. As it rounded a curve, it crossed the center line, ran off the left side of the highway and hit a tree. The impact of the crash caused the Jeep Patriot to cross back over Route 608 and hit another tree.

The driver, 55-year-old Jeffery L. Coffey of Waynesboro, Va., died at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

The crash remains under investigation.

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