~ Press release issued by Virginia State Police
LURAY, April 14 — Virginia State Police is investigating a two-vehicle, fatal crash in Page County. The crash occurred on Wednesday, April 12, at 3:46 p.m. along Collins Avenue just south of Fairlane Drive.
A 2003 Chevrolet Cobalt was traveling south on Collins Avenue when it crossed a double-solid, yellow centerline and collided head-on with a northbound 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis.
The driver of the Chevrolet, Helen Desimone, 55, of Luray, Va., suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to Page Memorial Hospital, where she later succumbed to her injuries. She was not wearing a seatbelt.
The driver of the Mercury, a 74-year-old-female of Luray, Va., suffered serious, but non-life-threatening, injuries. She was wearing a seatbelt.
A juvenile passenger in the Mercury was uninjured in the crash.
A medical emergency is considered a factor in the crash.
The crash remains under investigation.