Luray man charged in fatal Page County accident

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PAGE COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) -- UPDATE (12:43 p.m. Sept. 1):

After further investigation, Virginia State Police have charged 30-year-old Christopher Scott Green, the driver of the 1998 Ford Mustang which overturned along Middleburg Road, in the death of 32-year-old Thomas Anthony Buracker.

Green has been charged with one count of involuntary manslaughter, one count of reckless driving, and one count of driving with a suspended license.

The Page County Sheriff's Office is assisting Virginia State Police as investigation into this crash continues.


On Wednesday night at approximately 8:30 p.m., two men were driving in Page County when their vehicle ran off the road and overturned, leading to the death of the passenger of the vehicle.

Christopher Scott Green, a 30-year-old man from Luray, was driving eastward along Route 631 (Middleburg Rd.) with Thomas Anthony Buracker, a 32-year-old man from Staunton, in a 1998 Ford Mustang.

According to Virginia State Police, about half a mile from Route 340 Business, the Mustang ran off the right side of the road at a left-hand curve on Route 631 and overturned into a ditch. Police say neither Green or Buracker were wearing seatbelts, and say preliminary reports indicate that alcohol and speed were both factors in the accident.

Both men were ejected from the vehicle.

Green was transported by Stanley Fire and Rescue staff to Page Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries. Thomas Buracker died at the scene as a result of injuries sustained in the accident.

Trooper J. A. Williams is the lead investigator in this accident, and was assisted by the Virginia State Police Crash Reconstruction Team in his report of the accident. They will be following up on Thursday to find causative factors of the accident.

Stanley Fire Department and Stanley Rescue Squad units responded to the scene, along with police.

This is still under active investigation, and police cannot confirm any charges at this time.