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State Police Investigate Fatal Crash in Shenandoah County

Troopers were called to the scene around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. The single-vehicle crash happened in the 1900 block of Fairway Drive, about 400 yards south of Resort Drive.
SHENANDOAH COUNTY, Va. - Troopers with the Virginia State Police are continuing their investigation into a New Years Day fatal accident. 

Troopers were called to the scene around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. The single-vehicle crash happened in the 1900 block of Fairway Drive, about 400 yards south of Resort Drive. The driver has been identified as Patrick V. Johnson, 46, of Bayse, Virginia. State police say Johnson was pronounced dead on scene and was the only occupant inside his vehicle. 

State police say Johnson was driving his 2006 Dodge Caravan north on Fairway Drive when he came upon a sharp curve. They say the van ran off the right side of the road, went over an embankment and into a pond. The van was completely submerged and not visible from the roadway. 

Troopers are still investigating the cause of the crash and working to determine the exact time the crash occurred. 
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