A three-vehicle crash has left one person dead and another injured


AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – Virginia State Police are investigating a deadly accident.

Just before 1:00 a.m Wednesday morning, a 2018 Hyundai Tucson was traveling east on Route 254 near Kiddsville rd. when it struck the rear bumper of a 2018 Subaru CrossTrek.

The Hyundai then crossed the center line and struck a 2003 Toyota Solara head-on.

The driver of the Hyundai, Samuel H. Melton, 52, of Bristol, Va., was transported to UVA Medical Center for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Toyota, Hailey D. Green, 18, of Staunton, Va., died at the scene.

The driver of the Subaru, Jean M. Scheer, 55, of Waynesboro, Va., was not injured in the crash.

All drivers were wearing seat belts.

Further investigation has revealed that Melton may have suffered a medical emergency, which is being investigated as a factor in the crash.

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