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One dead, three injured in single-vehicle accident in Rockingham County

A single-vehicle crash late Tuesday in Rockingham County claimed the life of a Shenandoah teen.

The crash occurred at 11:58 p.m. Tuesday on Route 759 (Fox Mountain Road) at .6 of a mile north of Route 625 (Thoroughfare Road). A 2007 Chevy Cobalt was traveling north on Route 759  when the vehicle ran off of the roadway right, over-corrected, run off of the roadway left, and collided with a telephone pole.

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The driver of the Chevy, Dakota R. Shifflett, 20, of Elkton, Va., was flown to UVA Medical Center with serious injuries. Shifflett was not wearing a seat belt.

A passenger in the Chevy, Madolyn R. Morris, 18, of Shenandoah, Va., died at the scene as a result of her injuries. Morris was not wearing a seat belt.

Two passengers in the Chevy, an adult and a juvenile female were transported to UVA Medical Center with serious injuries. Neither female was wearing a seat belt.

Charges are pending.

The crash remains under investigation.

Virginia State Police were assisted by the VSP’s Division 2 Accident Reconstruction Team, Rockingham County Fire and EMS, Elkton Fire and EMS, McGaheysville Fire Dept., Shenandoah Fire Dept., and Harrisonburg EMS.

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