Saturday I-77 crash also resulted in fatality

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By Staff Reports

A single-vehicle accident on Interstate 77 on Saturday also lead to a fatality, according to Virginia State Police Trooper Alan Vaughan.
This crash occurred at about 3:15 p.m. at the 3 milemarker in the northbound lanes, when driver Jeffrey D. Stewart, 66, of Worthington, Ohio, apparently fell asleep at the wheel.
The 2010 Chevy Malibu went off the road to the right and struck a rock embankment and overturned several times, the trooper said. This ejected a backseat passenger.
Two Medflight helicopters responded to fly the injured to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Kathryn Stewart, 62, a passenger in the vehicle, was flown to Baptist, where she died later that day from her injuries.
The driver and Nelson Stewart, the person ejected from the vehicle, are receiving treatment for major injuries at Baptist.
Jacob Scott Newdecker was said to have minor injuries.
Vaughan cited Jeffrey Stewart for failure to maintain control.
Cana Fire and Rescue and Carroll County Fire-Rescue were on the scene of the accident.