Fatal Crash on Route 340 in Augusta County

Augusta County Sheriff's Office says there has been a fatal head-on crash on Route 340 just north of Crimora.

The crash, involving two vehicles, occurred on East Side Highway near Wimers Lane.

The driver of a gold Ford Taurus, a 20-year-old Austin Glenn Jerkins from Crimora, was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.

The second driver, 30-year-old Hatton Lamar Oly of Grottoes, was taken to Rockingham Memorial Hospital.

He suffered injuries to his legs, but they are non life-threatening.

Virginia State Police troopers say there were no other people in either vehicle.

Route 340 was closed following the crash.

Troopers say alcohol was not a factor in this crash, but an investigation into the cause is ongoing.

Earlier in the day Thursday, they said they were looking as speed as a possible factor.


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