Woman In July 4 Crash Still In ICU

Posted: July 7, 2014

HARRISONBURG — A woman remains in the intensive care unit at the University of Virginia Medical Center after a Friday crash east of Elkton.

At roughly 5 p.m., Angela Marie Strong, 35, of Gordonsville, lost control of her vehicle and ran off the right shoulder of U.S. 33, striking a utility pole.

Fallen wires blocked a portion of the highway, and Dominion Virginia Power reported that about 40 customers were temporarily without power in the area following the incident.

The crash happened in the 18000 block of Spotswood Trail, as U.S. 33 is also known, near the intersection with Little Bear Trail.

Strong was taken by ambulance to Skyline Drive, where a landing zone was set up. AirCare 4, a Front Royal-based medical helicopter, transported Strong to U.Va. in Charlottesville from there.

A hospital official was unable to release further information about Strong’s injuries on Sunday.

Sgt. F.L. Tyler of the Virginia State Police reported that Strong has been charged with reckless driving. Tyler also said that she had not been wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash.

In addition to the state police, McGaheysville Volunteer Fire Company, Elkton Volunteer Fire Company and Elkton Emergency Squad crews responded to the scene. 

Contact Bryan Gilkerson at 574-6267 or bgilkerson@dnronline.com

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