Update: Teen Driver Dies in Rt. 7 Crash

Virginia State Police Trooper B.H. Call is investigating a fatal crash that occurred Monday on Rt. 7 just east of the Rt. 9 interchange at Clarkes Cap west of Leesburg.

The crash happened just after 7 p.m.

According to the preliminary report, Geneva F, Owen, 18, of Harpers Ferry, was driving west on Rt. 7 when her 2006 Toyota Matrix crashed into a backhoe that was traveling in the right-hand lane.

She was pronounced dead at the scene. She was a senior at Washington High School in Charles Town, WV.

The backhoe driver was not injured.

The road was slick from snow and freezing rain at the time of the crash.

Three traffic fatalities were reported in Virginia during Monday’s winter storm.

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