Two killed in Rockbridge County crashes

Published: Dec. 5, 2022 at 12:17 PM EST
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ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - Two people died after crashes in Rockbridge County over the weekend, according to Virginia State Police.

Ashley Mason Rhodes, 37 of Virginia Beach, died at a hospital after a crash late Sunday night. Police say she was driving a Nissan Versa southbound on Interstate 81, when she ran off the road, hit a guardrail and came to a stop blocking the southbound lanes. The Nissan was then hit by the driver of a Freightliner tractor-trailer also headed south.

The driver of the big rig was not hurt and is not facing charges, according to police.

A Buena Vista man has been identified as the person killed in a crash Saturday on Route 631 in Rockbridge County.

Nicholas Alexander Boardman, 29, died after being taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash December 3, according to Virginia State Police.

Police say Boardman was driving a Ford Explorer SUV northbound, ran off the right side of the road, and hit a parked car and then a tree, causing the Explorer to overturn.

The crash remains under investigation.