Fatal Accident

By: Rachel DePompa
By: Rachel DePompa

Two Harrisonburg residents are dead after an accident Wednesday night on Route 33 West near Rawley Springs.

State police say a car driven by 21-year-old Barry Burkholder hit a brick embankment, then slammed into a tree head-on around 8:50 p.m.

The passenger, 23-year-old Jenay Lambert, was ejected from the vehicle. Neither was wearing a seat belt.

Police say speed and alcohol were factors in the crash.


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