Staunton man struck by a car along Rt. 11 in Mount Sidney dies of his injuries

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A Staunton man who was struck by a car while waiting for a bus in Mount Sidney has died of his injuries, according to Virginia State Police.

On Thursday, May 16, at 7 p.m., police say 27-year-old Jeremy Cupp was standing on the shoulder of Route 11 near Overlook Avenue when a northbound BMW driven by 19-year-old Tyler Weaver, of Harrisonburg, swerved across the middle turn lane and the southbound lane and ran into Cupp.

After striking Cupp, the 1999 BMW 328i ran into a stop sign and then an embankment before coming to a stop in the middle of the intersection, blocking Route 11.

Cupp was airlifted to UVA Medical Center for treatment of life-threatening injuries, but died two days later on May 18.

Weaver was charged with failure to maintain control of the vehicle. Police say fatigue was a factor in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation, and the charges against Weaver may change as that investigation progresses.


A Staunton man is being treated for life-threatening injuries after he was hit by a car on Thursday evening.

According to Virginia State Police, 27-year-old Jeremy Cupp, of Staunton, was standing on the shoulder of Route 11 in Mount Sidney, near Overlook Avenue, waiting for a bus at 7 p.m. on May 16.

Cupp was standing on the southbound side of the road, just across from the Royal Food Mart in Mount Sidney.

That's when police say 19-year-old Tyler Weaver, of Harrisonburg, was driving north on Route 11 in a 1999 BMW 328i and came across the middle turn lane, crossed the southbound lane, and ran into Cupp on the shoulder of the highway.

Cupp was flown to UVA Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Weaver was charged with reckless driving.