Head-on car crash kills two in Patrick County

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STUART, Va. – Virginia State Police Trooper T.E. Knight is investigating a two vehicle crash which resulted in two fatalities. The crash occurred at Thursday (Aug 22) at 7:10 p.m. on Fairystone Parkway, one half mile east of Fairystone Lake Drive in Patrick County.

A 2019 Ford Fusion was traveling east on Fairystone Parkway when the vehicle crossed the center line and struck a 1999 Honda Passport head-on.

The driver of the Ford was identified as Reese O’Neil Wiggington, 36, of Ferrum, Va. Ms. Wiggington was wearing her seatbelt and died at the scene.

The driver of the Honda was identified as Donna Baliles Benfield, 48, of Stuart, Va. Ms. Benfield was wearing her seatbelt and died at the scene.

Both vehicles had only the single occupant.

The crash remains under investigation.

Richard Garletts, Virginia State Police

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