Carroll County crash takes life of one driver

Carroll County crash takes life of one driver

Virginia State Police is investigating a fatal crash in Carroll County. The crash occurred Oct. 13, 2021 at 12:45 p.m. on Route 52, less than a mile north of Route 686/Epworth Road.

A 2013 Chevrolet Impala was traveling south on Route 52 when it crossed the centerline and struck head-on a northbound 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The impact of the crash spun both vehicles off the highway in opposite directions. The Chevrolet came to rest off the right side of the highway after striking a fence.

The driver of the Chevrolet, Richard Allison, 79, of Ararat, Va., died at the scene. He was wearing a seatbelt.

The driver of the Jeep, Rush S. Edwards, 80, of Cana, Va., was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of serious injuries. A 48-year-old male passenger was also transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Both men were wearing seatbelts.

Neither alcohol nor speed were factors in the crash, which remains under investigation.