Accident on Route 7 in Clarke County Kills Driver
An accident on Route 7 in Clarke County has claimed the life of a Pennsylvania man. The single vehicle accident occurred Monday night as sleet and freezing rain began falling across the area.
According to Sgt. F.L. Tyler of the Virginia State Police, sixty-five year old Thomas E. Swartz of Mountainville PA was driving a 1997 Ford F150 pickup westbound on Route 7. At 9:56 p.m. Swartz lost control of the vehicle, then ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a utility pole three tenths of a mile east of Pierce Road (Rt. 635).
Emergency personnel responded to the scene and transported Swartz to Winchester Medical Center where he later died of his injuries at 11:25 p.m.
via Clarke Daily News.
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