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Carroll County crash leaves 69-year-old woman dead

A 69-year-old woman is dead following a crash on Interstate 77 southbound in Carroll County, according to Virginia State Police.

Authorities said the crash occurred on Saturday, Dec. 16 at about 8:30 p.m.

A report states that 67-year-old Thomas P. Southard, of Manassas, Virginia, was driving a 2004 Acura MDX when he went off the left side of the interstate and hit an embankment at the 3 mile marker.

We’re told the vehicle overturned, ejecting a passenger, 69-year-old Pamela J. Stewart, who is also from Manassas. She was transported to a hospital, where she later passed away, authorities said.

Southard suffered minor injuries, according to State troopers.

At the time of the incident, Southard was wearing a seat belt, while Stewart was not, Virginia State Police told 10 News.

Southard has been charged with failure to maintain control.

Source: WSLS News 10

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