BERRYVILLE — A 30-year-old Augusta, W.Va., woman was killed Friday night on Triple J Road in Clarke County when the 2008 Dodge Caliber she was driving hit a fence about one-tenth of a mile north of Senseny Road, according to Virginia State Police.
Karen A. Nugent died at the scene, a state police news release said. An infant male who was a passenger in the vehicle was taken to Winchester Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. The release did not indicate the relationship between Nugent and the infant.
The crash occurred at approximately 7:30 p.m. Friday, but it was not discovered until shortly after 7 a.m. Saturday, Sgt. Brent Coffey confirmed in an email.
No further details were provided on why so much time elapsed between the time of the crash and its discovery.
Nugent was headed south on Triple J Road when the crash occurred, according to the release. She was wearing her seat belt, and the infant was in a proper child restraint.
A medical emergency is being considered as a factor in the crash, the release stated.
Nugent’s remains were transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Manassas for examination and autopsy. The crash remains under investigation by Trooper D. Gray.