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Two Orange women die in crash

Two Orange County women were killed and two others injured Friday when their car slammed into the rear of a goose-neck farm trailer on U.S. 29 near Remington.

According to state police Sgt. Les Tyler, at about 10:20 a.m., the trailer, which was pulled by a 1993 F–250 Ford pickup, was following a tractor and both were preparing to turn left about a mile north of the Elkwood post office in Culpeper County.

Emily Nicole Hess, 24, of Rhoadesville was driving a 2000 Toyota Echo when she hit the back of the trailer, Tyler said.

Hess died en route to Culpeper Regional Hospital.

Her front-seat passenger, 46-year-old Linda Kay Sweetser, also of Rhodesville, was pronounced dead at the scene. Neither woman was wearing a seat belt, Tyler said.

Dallas Christopher Young, 34, and a 10-month-old baby girl, both sitting in the rear of the vehicle, were flown to the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville. Their conditions are unknown.

No one in the truck was hurt, Tyler said.

Both the northbound and southbound lanes of U.S. 29 were blocked for more than an hour.

Trooper W.C. Beard is investigation the crash along with the state police accident reconstruction team.

Culpeper County sheriff’s deputies assisted with traffic control.

Donnie Johnston:

djohnston@freelancestar.com

 

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