Double Fatal Accident in Rockbridge County

Rockbridge Co., VA - State Police are investigating a fatal crash that killed two people Monday afternoon.The accident happened around 3:45 on Route 39, about 3/10 of a mile west of Route 803 in Rockbridge County. According to police, the preliminary investigation shows that a taxi driven by 26 year old Joshua Allen Murphy of Harrisonburg, Virginia ran off the right side of the road and hit a tree, causing car to catch fire and entrapping both people in the car.Murphy and a passenger, 28 year old Cyrus Greg Carawan, of Lexington, Virginia were not wearing seat belts at the time and both were pronounced dead at the scene.