VSP investigating fatal crash in Rockingham County

Police are investigating a fatal crash on Rt. 257 in Rockingham County. Vadim A. Bordak died at the scene.

VSP investigating fatal crash in Rockingham County
Virginia State Police (FILE) (Source: WVIR)

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, V.A. (WVIR) - Police are investigating a fatal crash on Route 257 in Rockingham County. The crash happened near Allman Road shortly after midnight Wednesday, December 4.

Virginia State Police believe the driver of a 2017 Ford F-250 lost control, over corrected, and hit two trees.

The driver, 21-year-old Vadim A. Bordak of Harrisonburg, was ejected from the truck and died at the scene. The victim was not wearing a seat belt.

Two passengers, a 21-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man, were also ejected from the Ford. The woman was taken to the University of Virginia Medical Center with serious injuries. The man was not injured. Neither of them was wearing a seat belt.

Investigators say speed and alcohol are both considered factors in the crash, which remains under investigation.

12/04/2019 Release from Virginia State Police:

Virginia State Police Trooper J. Joseph is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash in Rockingham County. The crash occurred December 4, 2019 at 12:08 a.m. on Route 257 (Briery Branch Road) at 1 tenth of a mile west of Route 604 (Allman Road).

A 2017 Ford F-250 was traveling east on Rt. 257 when the driver lost control, ran off the right side of the road, over corrected, ran off the left side of the road, collided with a mailbox and two trees before it overturned.

The driver of the Ford, Vadim A. Bordak, 21, of Harrisonburg, Va., was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene as a result of his injuries. Bordak was not wearing a seat belt.

Two passengers in the Ford, a 21 year-old female, and a 25 year-old male, were also ejected from the vehicle. The female was flown to UVA Medical Center with serious injuries. The male was transported to Sentara RMH Hospital as a precaution, but was uninjured. Neither passenger was wearing a seat belt.

Speed and alcohol are both considered factors in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

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