VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: Altangerel Jambal dead in wrong-way crash on Rt. 29
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CULPEPER, VA. – The Virginia State Police report that a driver who hit another vehicle head-on as he cruised on Rt. 29 near Rt. 15 at 3 am on Oct. 5, 2019, is dead while his victim who was driving the other vehicle is fighting for his life.
Virginia State Police Trooper J. Allen is investigating a two-vehicle crash in Culpeper County. The crash occurred on October 5, 2019, at 2:59 a.m. on Route 29 (James Monroe Highway) at ½ a mile south of Route 15 (James Madison Highway).
A 2009 Mazda 3 was traveling north in the southbound lanes of Rt. 29 when it collided head-on with a 1999 Toyota Avalon. The Toyota was southbound in the left travel lane.
The driver of the Mazda, Altangerel Jambal, 37, of Alexandria, Va., died at the scene as a result of his injuries. Jambal was wearing a seatbelt.
Police say that the driver of the Toyota, a 24-year-old male from Stanardsville, Va., suffered serious injuries in the crash and was flown to UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville. The male was not wearing a seatbelt.
The crash remains under investigation.
Virginia State Police was assisted by VSP’s Division 2 Accident Reconstruction Team, Culpeper Sheriff’s Office, Culpeper Fire and Rescue, and VDOT.
Autopsy reports which reveal the level of alcohol in the blood of the deceased at-fault driver and hospital blood tests of the victim typically take several weeks to be processed and reported to the police.