~ Press release issued by Virginia State Police on Aug. 25
STANLEY — Virginia State Police Trooper C. Greene is investigating a three-vehicle fatal crash in Page County. The crash occurred Monday (Aug. 24, 2020) at 3:59 p.m. on Route 340 (W. Main Street) approximately 500 feet east of Route 767 (Church Avenue).
A 2005 Yamaha motorcycle was traveling west on Route 340 at a high rate of speed. As the motorcycle crossed the solid centerline to pass a vehicle in front of it, the motorcycle collided with a 2011 Toyota Camry that was turning into a shopping center. The impact of the crash caused the Toyota to crash into a 2014 Ford F-150 that was stopped at the shopping center exit.
The driver of the Yamaha, Cody S. Brown, 25, of Stanley, Va., was thrown from the motorcycle and suffered life-threatening injuries. Brown was transported to the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville for treatment. Brown was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
A passenger on the Yamaha, Ladonna C. Norris, 26, of Stanley, Va., was thrown from the motorcycle. Norris died at the scene of the crash as a result of her injuries.
The driver of the Toyota, a 48-year-old female of Stanley, Va., suffered minor injuries and was transported to Page Memorial Hospital for treatment. The female was wearing a seatbelt. A passenger in the Toyota, an infant, was not injured in the crash. The infant was in a proper child restraint device.
The driver of the Ford, a 33-year-old female of Luray, Va., was not injured in the crash. The female was wearing a seatbelt.
Charges are pending as the crash remains under investigation.
VSP’s Culpeper Division Crash Reconstruction Team Responded to the scene and is assisting with the ongoing investigation.