Collision on Crums Church Road Injures Three

An early afternoon accident Friday closed Crums Church Road and sent three people to the hospital.

The accident occurred in the 800 block of Crums Church Road at 2:10 PM, May 2oth. Twenty-one year old Joseph Michael Melon-Reyes of Charles Town WV was traveling northbound in a 2005 Nissan Ultima with his passenger Brittany Smoot. While driving behind another vehicle Melon-Reyes attempted to pass in a legal passing zone. Jesse Veatty of Stephens City was traveling southbound on Crums Church Road and was struck head-on when Melon-Reyes attempted to pass.

All three victims were transported to Winchester Medical Center for treatment. No further information is available at this time as to their condition.

The road was closed for approximately 90 minutes while police and emergency crews cleared the accident.

Trooper P.M. Neff is handling the investigation. Melon-Reyes has been charged with reckless driving as a result of the accident.