Charges pending in two-vehicle crash that killed Shenandoah man

Accident report

~ Press release issued by Virginia State Police on Monday, Feb. 14

Virginia State Police Trooper J. Joseph is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash in Rockingham County. The crash occurred Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at 6:46 a.m. along Route 602 (East Point Road) near Route 636 (Bethel Church Road) in Rockingham County.

A 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling north on Route 602 when it crossed a double solid yellow centerline and collided head-on with a southbound 2019 Dodge Caravan. 

The driver of the Dodge, David L. Chiang, 47, of Shenandoah, Va., died at the scene of the crash as a result of his injuries. Chiang was not wearing a seatbelt. 

The driver of the Jeep, a 28-year-old male, of Shenandoah, Va., suffered minor injuries in the crash and was transported to U.Va. Medical Center for treatment. The male was wearing a seatbelt.

A passenger in the Jeep, a 37-year-old male, suffered minor injuries in the crash and was transported to U.Va. Medical Center for treatment. The male was wearing a seatbelt.   

Charges are pending. The crash remains under investigation.

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