Two-vehicle crash in Clarke County takes life of West Virginia woman

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Virginia State Police Trooper A. Pike is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash in Clarke County that occurred Friday at 9:53 a.m. at the 6900 block of Route 340.

A 2010 Toyota Prius was traveling south on Route 340 when it ran off the right side of the roadway, struck several mailboxes, overcorrected, crossed a double solid yellow centerline, and collided with a northbound 2021 International tractor-trailer.

The driver of the Toyota, Mary J. Stanley, 74, of Shepherdstown, W.Va., was transported to INOVA Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Stanley later succumbed to her injuries. Stanley was wearing a seatbelt.

The driver of the International, a 70-year-old male, of Kearneysville, W.Va., was uninjured in the crash. The male was wearing a seatbelt.

The crash remains under investigation.


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