VSP Investigates Fatal Augusta County Crash


Release via Virginia State Police:

Virginia State Police Trooper A.J. Garasimowicz is investigating a single-vehicle crash in Augusta County. The crash occurred April 18, 2018, at 6 p.m. on Route 919, three miles north of Route 620.

A 2008 Scion was traveling north on Route 919 when it ran off the right side of the highway. The driver overcorrected the vehicle, which caused it to cross over the road and run off the left side of the highway and strike a fence. It then overturned several times before coming to rest in a field.

The driver and passenger were both ejected from the vehicle. Neither one was wearing a seat belt.

The passenger, Rochelle A. Vaughn, 28, of Stuarts Draft, Va., died at the scene.

The driver, Jonathan W. LaClair, 23, of Steeles Tavern, Va., was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of serious injuries. He was charged with reckless driving.

The crash remains under investigation.

Corinne N. Geller
Public Relations Director


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