VSP: One dead, two seriously injured after Wednesday crash in Carroll County

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CARROLL COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — One person is dead and two were hospitalized with serious injuries after a head-on collision in Carroll County Wednesday afternoon, authorities say.

According to Virginia State Police, the fatal crash took place at approximately 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13 along Route 52, less than a mile north of Route 686/Epworth Road.

Police say a 2013 Chevrolet Impala was heading south on Route 52 when it crossed the centerline and hit a northbound 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee head-on.

The impact of the collision reportedly caused both vehicles to spin off the highway in opposite directions, with the Chevrolet coming to rest off the right side of the road after hitting a fence.

According to officials, the driver of the Chevrolet — 79-year-old Richard Allison of Ararat — died at the scene of the crash.

In addition, the driver of the Jeep — identified by authorities as 80-year-old Rush S. Edwards from Cana — was brought to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.

Police say a 48-year-old male passenger was also hospitalized to receive treatment for his serious injuries.

All three people involved in the crash were wearing their seatbelts, according to Virginia State Police.

Authorities say that neither alcohol nor speed factored into the crash, which is still under investigation.

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