Franktown Man Dies in Crash with EMS Vehicle


Staff Report —

At approximately 10:12 a.m., on today’s date (Sept 7), the Virginia State Police was called upon to investigate a two-vehicle crash on the Eastern Shore that resulted in a single fatality.
A 2018 Northampton County EMS Chevrolet Tahoe was one of two vehicles involved in a Tuesday morning crash that killed Franktown resident Wayne Bagwell Gerringer. The driver of the EMS vehicle, Scott Jones, was taken to Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The crash occurred on Route 13/Lankford Highway at Rogers Drive in Northampton County.  The operator of a 2018 Northampton County EMS Chevrolet Tahoe, Scott Jones, was traveling southbound on Route 13 to an incident, with emergency equipment activated (lights and sirens). As Jones approached the intersection at Rogers Drive, a 1999 Toyota Corolla that was traveling eastbound on Rogers Drive, came into the path of the EMS Tahoe and was stuck.
The driver and sole occupant of the Corolla, 72-year-old Wayne B. Gerringer, died upon impact. Jones was transported to Shore Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The Virginia State Police Reconstruction Team was called to the scene to assist in the investigation. At this time the investigation is still ongoing. Next of kin has been notified for the deceased, Wayne Bagwell Gerringer, 72, of Bayside Road, Franktown.
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