Rockingham County man hospitalized after crash along Rt. 259

Published: Nov. 9, 2019 at 6:23 PM EST
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UPDATE (Nov. 11):

A Rockingham County man suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle crash along Route 259 this weekend.

According to investigators with Virginia State Police, 21-year-old Matthew D. Allen, of Criders, was driving a 2017 Ford Escape west on Brocks Gap Rd. at 8:25 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9.

About a mile and a half east of Rt. 259's intersection with Rt. 820, police say Allen crossed a solid double yellow line, ran off the left side of the road, and crashed into a tree.

He was wearing a seat belt and suffered serious injuries. Police say Allen was air-lifted to UVA Medical Center.

No charges have been filed at this time.


Saturday morning, first responders were on the scene of a single vehicle crash on Route 259 in Rockingham County that caused one person to be flown to UVA Medical Center.

Virginia State Police at the scene said they arrived to the crash just after 8:30 a.m. off of Brocks Gap Road.

Police said the crash involved an SUV that hit a tree off the edge of the roadway.

They say the driver of the vehicle was injured and transported to a landing zone a few miles from the crash at the Fulks Run Ruritan Club Park. The driver was then flown to the hospital.

Virginia State Police have not identified the driver and say the crash is still under investigation.

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