Fatal traffic crash in Augusta County

Published: Aug. 30, 2020 at 2:56 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) (UPDATE 8/31 4:00 p.m.) — According to the Virginia State Police, Charlotte G. Gingerelli, 43, of Raphine, Va., died at the scene of the crash and had been wearing a seatbelt at the time.

The Virginia State Police say that a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban was traveling on Route 262 when it crossed the centerline and struck Gingerelli, who was driving a 2014 Honda Civic. The Suburban spun around and struck a 2010 Chrysler Town and Country that was traveling behind Gingerelli.

Stay with WHSV for updates.

At around 9:39 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, law enforcement were called to a three-vehicle traffic crash on Rt. 262 in Augusta County.

One vehicle was traveling northbound and drifted into on-coming traffic, hitting another vehicle head-on.

At this time, there is one fatality and one person with serious injuries who was flown to UVA.

Sergeant Sean Simmons with Virginia state police says there have been numerous accidents between Route 262 and Route 254 with differing causes.

Sgt. Simmons wants to remind drivers to always be on alert.

“Pay attention, just make sure you’re always being alert. Give plenty of distance between you and the vehicle in front of you and just always watch where you are going,” Sgt. Simmons said.

The crash is still under investigation.

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