1 dead, 1 entrapped after crash on John Clayton Highway in Mathews County

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MATHEWS, Va. (WAVY) — One person is dead after a crash Monday afternoon on John Clayton Highway in Mathews County.

Virginia State Police say another person was entrapped in the two-vehicle crash, which happened just before 12:40 p.m. at 12747 John Clayton Highway.

Initial investigations revealed that a 1999 GMC Savana Van was traveling on Route 14 in the westbound lane attempting to pass in a curve that State Police say was clearly marked as a no-passing zone.

The driver of the van struck a 2004 Chrysler Town & Country Van head-on, which was traveling in the eastbound lane of Route 14. The impact of the crash caused the Chrysler Town & Country to travel off the roadway into the ditch. 

The driver of the Town & Country, later identified as Franklin Grayson Williams, Jr., was killed upon impact. His female passenger suffered serious injuries and was transported to Riverside Regional Hospital.

The driver of the van also suffered injuries and was transported from the scene.

State Police say the accident is still an active investigation and it is unknown at this time if alcohol was a contributing factor. Charges are still pending.

No other details have been released at this time. Check back for updates.

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