Virginia State Police investigate fatal crash in Frederick County


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Virginia State Police Trooper A.W. Backus is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash in Frederick County. The crash occurred Sunday at 12:30 p.m. on Route 522 (N. Frederick Pike) at ½ of a mile south of Route 678 (Burnt Church Road).

A 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling north on Rt. 522 when the driver lost control and ran off the right side of the roadway. The Jeep struck an embankment and concrete pedestal before over turning and coming to rest.

The driver of the Jeep, Johnnica J. Mason, 63, of Cross Junction, Va., was transported to Winchester Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries. Mason was not wearing her seat belt.

The crash remains under investigation.

Virginia State Police was assisted by the Frederick County Fire and EMS Department.

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