Virginia State Police investigators are looking for witnesses to the Feb. 15 crash on Rt. 7 near Clarkes Gap that claimed the life of a West Virginia high school student.
The crash happened at approximately 7 p.m. when a westbound 2006 Toyota Matrix rear-ended a backhoe traveling in the right hand lane of the highway. The crash happened near the Hidden Gap Road intersection, just east of the Rt. 9 interchange. The driver of the Toyota, Geneva F. Owens, 18, of Harpers Ferry, WV, died at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation and state police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash or who stopped at the scene to contact the Area 10 Office in Leesburg by calling 703-771-2533, or sending an email to Area10@vsp.virginia.gov.