Courtney Ahles, 18, killed when car driven by Christopher Davis-Bunt, 20, strikes tree outside of New Market, Virginia
Modified Date:Tue, 05/24/2022 - 3:43pm
Accident Date:Thursday, September 18, 2014
Sgt. B.W. Breeden of the Virginia State Police said Christopher Davis-Bunt, 20, was traveling on North Valley Pike about 11:30 p.m. when he lost control of a 1995 Honda Civic. Police say the vehicle ran off the road to the left, then swerved to the right and struck a tree about a half-mile north of Craney Island Road, near the Shenandoah County line.
The car's passenger, Courtney Ahles, 18, of Harrisonburg, died at the scene. Davis-Bunt was flown to the University of Virginia Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Police said speed and alcohol were factors in the crash.
Topics:Road Departure, DWI - DUI - Alcohol or Drug Use, Accident Topics: Teenaged Drivers - Young Adult Drivers, High-Speed/Excessive Speed
Roadway:North Valley Pike
City:New Market, VA
County:Shenandoah County, VA