Crash sends family to WMC

Posted: February 18, 2013

WINCHESTER — Driver fatigue is being blamed for a two-vehicle crash that sent a Canadian family to the hospital Saturday morning.

The accident occurred about 6:15 a.m. on North Frederick Pike (U.S. 522) in Frederick County, about a tenth of a mile north of Route 608, according Sgt. F.L. Tyler of the Virginia State Police.

Mudit Kumar, 42, of Markham, Ontario, was traveling south on the roadway with his wife and two children in a 2012 GMC Suburban when it ran off the right side of the road, hit a tree, then came back onto the roadway and struck a southbound 2006 Kia four-door being driven by Michael Wayne Gloyd, 42, of Great Cacapon, W.Va., Tyler said.

Gloyd was not injured, he said.

The Kumar family was taken to Winchester Medical Center, but Tyler did not know the extent of their injuries.

All parties involved in the accident were wearing seat belts, and the children were buckled in car seats, Tyler said.

Kumar was issued a summons for reckless driving, Tyler said.

Trooper D.J. Scott investigated the crash.

— Contact Cynthia Cather Burton at cburton@winchesterstar.com