VSP Investigating Fatal Crash in Mathews County

Virginia State Police is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash in Mathews County. The crash occurred Oct. 18, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. on Route 198, less than a mile east of Route 3/Windsor Rd. 

A 2014 Cadillac SRX was traveling west on Route 198. As the Cadillac came into a curve, it crossed the center-line and struck head-on an eastbound 2006 Toyota 4Runner. The impact of the crash caused both vehicles to spin off the road in opposite directions.

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The driver of the Cadillac, Odessa B. Rich, 61, of Warsaw, Va., was transported to Walter Reed Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. She was not wearing a seat-belt.

The driver of the Toyota, Hardy L. Miller, 65, of Dutton, Va., was also transported to Walter Reed Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. He was not wearing a seat-belt.

The crash remains under investigation. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

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