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News Alert : Update 9:10 PM (7.1.18) : Blue Ridge Parkway : ID Released In Fatal Saturday Crash

[ 4 ] June 30, 2018 |
Updated 7.1.18 9:10 PM

Deceased victim of accident identified:

From VSP:

“Virginia State Police Trooper T.M. Skehan is investigating a fatal crash in Nelson County on the Blue Ridge Parkway approximately 5.4 miles south of Route 814. The crash occurred Saturday (June 30) at 4 p.m.

A 2005 Toyota 4Runner that was traveling along the Blue Ridge Parkway when it first ran off the right side of the highway. The vehicle swerved back to the left, crossed over the highway, ran off the left side of the road and struck several trees.

The driver, Reid D. Ostrander, 65, of Fancy Gap, Va., died at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt.

The crash remains under investigation.

Corinne N. Geller
Public Relations Director
Virginia State Police”

Update 9:30 PM 6.30.18

The following is from Wintergreen Fire & Rescue Chief Curtis Sheets:

“At approximately 4PM Wintergreen Fire & Rescue and Montebello Fire Department were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash at milepost 21 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, just South of Twenty-Minute Cliffs.  This area has little to no cellular coverage and therefore initial dispatch information was not correct.  Our crews were told there were multiple serious pediatric injuries with entrapment and the vehicle was over the edge.  Based upon this, Wintergreen Fire & Rescue assigned one fire engine, two ambulances, one heavy-rescue truck, members of the technical rescue team, as well as one supervisor on the call.  An additional ambulance was requested from Waynesboro First Aid Crew.  Upon arrival crews found a single vehicle rollover off the side of the road with heavy entrapment and a single occupant fatality.  The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Virginia State Police and the Blue Ridge Park Police.”

Update 5:05 PM BRL has confirmed that the accident on the BRP involves at least one fatality.

More as we know.

A major accident with reporter multiple injuries is being worked on the Blue Ridge Parkway near milepost 22. Expect significant delays and possible lengthy road closures.

Blue Ridge Parkway
Near Milepost 21
Nelson County, Virginia

Emergency crews and law enforcement are working a rollover auto accident on the Blue Ridge Parkway in the vicinity of milepost 22. The crash is believed to be serious.

Expect major delays and possible road closures. Use an alternate route if at all possible.

This is a developing story.

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  1. Patrick says:

    The last name is Ostrander, not Ostranger. He was a very good friend of mine.

  2. Douglas B. Hutton says:

    The victim’s name is still wrong. It’s Reid D. Ostrander, Former resident of Waynesboro. WHS Class of 1970.

  3. Tommy says:

    Our apologies, we are simply passing in the info (verbatim) from the Virginia State Police. We don’t have any control over how they are spelling the names. We have reached out to them and the latest correction is what they’ve sent as of 11:45 AM this morning.

    Tommy

  4. Tommy says:

    Our apologies, we are simply passing in the info (verbatim) from the Virginia State Police. We don’t have any control over how they are spelling the names. We have reached out to them and the latest correction is what they’ve sent as of 11:45 AM Monday morning.

    Tommy

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