Two people dead in Culpeper County accident

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CULPEPER COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – Police are still investigating a crash that left two people dead Friday morning.

According to police, two vehicles were driving on Route 29, near Route 674, around 10:20 a.m.  Police confirm a Toyota hit a pickup truck that was pulling a farm trailer.  The driver of the Toyota, 24-year-old Emily N. Hess, died enroute to the hospital.  The passenger, 46-year-old Linda Sweeter, also died from her injuries.

The two backseat passengers, 34-year-old Dallas C. Young, and a 10-month-old child were taken to the hospital.  Police said the child’s seat was not properly secured.  There is still no word on their conditions.


  • Billy Cathey

    Drivers expect the road ahead to be empty or all traffic going at or near the posted speed. They need to be aware that the road could be completely or partly blocked ahead, by an accident, cow, school bus, tractor, fallen rock or tree, as they come to a curve or hill. There is no time to focus on anything else.

  • Ron Melancon

    Go to dangerous trailers .org and know that no inspections on crappy farm use trailers ! You can by pass all Federal Safety standards and slap on a farm use tag!! I bet the lights on the trailer was not connected! Also we have teenagers who drive a 25 year old rolling trash car and they slap on a Abtique tag to avoid inspections!!! They drive the car everyday !

    • Ron Melancon

      Please investigate why! The State police will not release the details . Ask if the FARM Trailer had working lights!!!! Most of these Farm trailers are in violation of basic safety!!!! Focus on the trailer

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