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A preliminary autopsy and eyewitness reports rom other motorists in the area raised the pos-sibility Shirey may have been experiencing physical problems prior to the accident. A more thor-ough autopsy has been ordered …
Autopsy ordered in atal Happy Creek Road accident
By Roger BianchiniWarren County ReportChie Richard H. Furr o theFront Royal Police Departmentannounced a single vehicle, a-tal car accident on Happy CreekRoad on Dec. 1. Te victim, ini-tially identied only as a whitemale pending notication o nexto kin, was later identied as 61- year-old Jon Shirey.Shirey lived o HowellsvilleRoad and worked in NorthernVirginia but was not scheduledto work the day o the accident,according to authorities. He wasreported by investigators to bedriving a Hyundai Accent west-bound toward town around the100 block o Happy Creek Roadat 8:6 AM when he apparently lost control o his vehicle, whichhit an embankment and thenoverturned.Te accident occurred just westo the “S” turn section o that por-tion o Happy Creek Road, east o Mary’s Shady Lane and west o Shenandoah Shores Road. Shirey was pronounced dead at thescene by EMS responders romcounty re & rescue.A preliminary autopsy andeyewitness reports rom othermotorists in the area raised thepossibility Shirey may have beenexperiencing physical problemsprior to the accident. A morethorough autopsy has been or-dered to try and pin down Shirey’sphysical condition leading up tothe accident.Tis investigation is ongoingand anyone with inormationabout this accident is asked tocontact Corporal Mauck o theFront Royal police Departmentat 540-635-111.
The view east along Happy Creek Road at accident siteThe view west on Happy Creek Road from accident site
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