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Tuesday Morning Traffic Accidents Claims Lives In Two Different Counties

[ 0 ] October 11, 2016 |

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Amherst County / Augusta County VA

Releases below via VSP:

VSP Investigating Fatal Crash in Amherst County
Virginia State Police Trooper P.M. Bourque is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash in Amherst County. The crash occurred at 7:30 a.m., on Route 151 near Turkey Mountain Road.

A 2004 Honda Civic was pulling forward from a private driveway onto Route 151 when it failed to yield to a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee traveling north on Route 151. The Cherokee was unable to brake in time to avoid striking the Honda. The two vehicles collided and came to rest in the southbound lanes of Route 151.

The driver of the Honda, Maria Magdalena Anavia-Roman, 36, of Amherst, Va., died at the scene. Her three children were passengers in the Honda at the time of the crash. A 6-year-old, 12-year-old and 14-year-old were all transported to Lynchburg General Hospital. One of the children was then flown to UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

The adult female driver of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and her child passenger suffered minor injuries in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

VSP Investigates Fatal Crash in Augusta County
Virginia State Police Trooper A.J. Garasimowicz is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash in Augusta County. The crash occurred at 8:20 a.m., Tuesday (Oct. 11), on Route 11 at Stagecoach Road.

A 2006 Toyota 4Runner was northbound on Highway 11 when it crossed the double centerline and struck head-on a southbound 2011 Hyundai Sonata.

The driver of the 4Runner, Carol Nelson, 74, of Middlebrook, Va., was transported to UVA Medical Center for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Hyundai, Stacey L. Dehaven, 27, of Augusta, Va., died at the scene.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts.

The crash remains under investigation. Charges are pending.

Corinne N. Geller
Public Relations Director
Virginia State Police

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