Virginia State Police Trooper B. Coleman is investigating a two-vehicle crash in Culpeper County. The crash occurred Sunday, April 18th, at 10:04 p.m. along James Madison Highway just South of Beverly Ford Rd.
A 2011 Subaru Forester entered Route 29 traveling in the wrong direction and collided head-on with a Southbound 2004 Honda Pilot.
The driver of the Subaru, Michael K. Ratzenberger, 32, of Vienna, VA, died at the scene of the crash as a result of his injuries. Ratzenberger was wearing a seatbelt.
The driver of the Honda, Jose B. Hernandez Solis, 50, of Culpeper, VA, died at the scene of the crash as a result of his injuries. Hernandez Solis was wearing a seatbelt.
Three passengers in the Honda, a 5-year-old female, a 19-year-old female, and 47-year-old female suffered serious injuries and were flown to INOVA Fairfax Hospital for treatment. The 5-year-old was in a proper child restraint. The 19-year-old was not wearing a seatbelt. The 47-year-old was wearing a seatbelt.
A fourth passenger in the Honda, an 8-year-old male, suffered serious injuries and was transported to UVA Medical Center for treatment. The male was wearing a seatbelt.
The crash remains under investigation.
This story was updated with a corrected Virginia State Police news release.