CULPEPER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A five-vehicle crash in Culpeper County left one dead and four injured, according to police.
At 6:08 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4, Virginia State Police responded to the five-vehicle crash at the intersection of Route 211 (Lee Highway) and Route 229 (Rixeyville Road).
According to police, four vehicles were driving westbound on Route 211 when they stopped for a red light. A fifth vehicle was said to be unable to stop and rear ended one of the stopped vehicles.
This set off a chain-reaction crash involving all five vehicles, police said.
One woman died at the scene of the crash due to her injuries, who State Police identified at around 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6 as Diane F. Mederos, 61, of Amissville. She was wearing a seatbelt.
Two were flown to INOVA Fairfax Hospital with life-threatening injuries, and two others sustained minor injuries.
Police are working to learn more about the incident.