‘Medical emergency’ believed to be factor in fatal crash that killed Stanley man

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Accident report

~ Press release issued by Virginia State Police on Jan. 6

STANLEY — Virginia State Police Trooper E. Smith is investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash in Page County. The crash occurred Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, at 2 p.m. along Route 340, 1 mile east of Route 616 (Leaksville Road). 

A 2000 Nissan Altima was traveling west on Route 340 when it ran off the left side of the roadway and collided with several trees.     

The driver of the Nissan, Lynn P. Houser, 77, of Stanley, Va., died at the scene of the crash as a result of [his] injuries. Houser was wearing a seatbelt. 

A medical emergency is being considered a factor in the crash. 

The crash remains under investigation.

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