Michael J. Gullatte Death – Obituary : 52-year-old Michael J. Gullatte, of New Market has died from injuries received in a two-car crash that occurred in Rockingham County, Virginia on Sunday, September 26, 2021.
The accident happened on I-81 close to mile marker 250 around at 10:05 p.m.
According to report, Gullatte was driving a 2020 Jeep Overland north on I-81 when he lost control of the vehicle and veered off the roadway into the center lane. The vehicle continued travelling on northbound median and the shoulder for about a mile before crashing with a DOT sign and a barrier. The Jeep entered the southbound lanes after hitting the sign and struck a southbound 2021 Honda Accord driven by a 29-year-old man from Timberville.
Gullatte suffered critical injuries and was transported to Sentara RMH Medical Center for medical treatment where he succumbed to his injuries. Meanwhile, the driver of the Honda also sustained life threatening injuries and was rushed to University of Virginia Medical Center.
Two teen in the Jeep of whom one suffered major injuries and the other minor injuries were transported to Sentara RMH Medical Center for medical treatment.
Investigators revealed that the four occupants of the cars were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.
The crash is still under investigation.