Police Investigating Fatal Crash on Jennings Gap Rd.
10/04/2019 Release from Virginia State Police:
Virginia State Police Trooper Z.J. Blevins is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash in Augusta County.
The crash occurred Oct. 2, 2019 at 1:45 a.m. on Jennings Gap Road, less than a mile south of Stover Shop Road.
A 1977 Ford F-150 pickup truck was traveling north on Route 736 when it ran off the right side of the road. The driver over-corrected which caused the pickup to run off the left side of the highway. The driver again over-corrected, which then caused the vehicle to overturn in the roadway.
The driver, Justin W. Butt, 32, of Craigsville, Va., died at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt.
Three passengers were transported from the scene to a nearby hospital. Arthur W. Johnson, 32, suffered serious injuries. Roxie L. Howdyshell, 18, and April D. Howdyshell, 20, suffered minor injuries. None of the passengers were wearing seat belts.
The crash remains under investigation.