VSP investigating fatal Washington County, Va. crash

WASHINGTON COUNTY, VA (WJHL) – Virginia State Police troopers are investigating a fatal vehicle crash in Washington County, Va. that happened Thursday morning one mile north of Rich Valley Road.

According to a VSP news release, a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling south in the northbound lanes on Route 19 when it hit a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am head-on around 5:45 a.m.

The driver of the Silverado, Dannie M. Taylor, 74, of Cleveland, Va. died at the scene.

Taylor was reportedly not wearing a seat belt.

Robert W. Crabtree, 47, of Meadowview, Va., the driver of the Grand Am, died on the way to Bristol Regional Medical Center.

There were no passengers in either vehicle and Route 19 was re-opened around 8:35 a.m.

According to the release, the cause of the crash remains under investigation and anyone who may have seen the crash is asked to call the Virginia State Police at 276-228-3131.

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