Single-car crash on I-81 in Shenandoah county results in two fatalities including six-year-old child

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UPDATE 9:15 p.m.: Virginia State Police continue to investigate a fatal crash on Wednesday morning on I-81 in Shenandoah County.

According to VSP, the crash took place at 11:06 a.m. at mile marker 287 in Shenandoah County.

A 2013 Kia Sorento was traveling southbound on I-81 when it ran off the left side of the road and flipped several times.

The driver, a 31-year-old female from Jackson, Mississippi suffered serious injuries and was transported to Winchester Medical Center for treatment. She was wearing her seatbelt.

A 6-year-old passenger, a male from Kingsport, Tennessee was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. He was in a booster seat, but was not wearing a seatbelt.

A second passenger, a 50-year-old female from Kingsport, Tennessee had suffered life-threatening injuries and was flown to INOVA Fairfax Hospital where she later died from injuries sustained in the crash. She was not wearing a seatbelt.

Lastly, two additional passengers, a 41-year-old male and a 31-year-old female suffered serious injuries in the crash and were both transported to Winchester Medical Center for treatment. The female was wearing a seatbelt; however, the male was not.

The identities of those involved in the crash are not being released at this time as next-of-kin has yet to be notified.


SHENANDOAH COUNTY, Va. (WDVM) — Virginia State Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that happened along Interstate 81 at the 287 mile-marker in Shenandoah County on Wednesday at 11:06 a.m.

Officials have confirmed fatality. The identity of the victim and the others involved have not been released.

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