State police released the details Tuesday morning.
Two northbound vehicles on Route 29 — a 2000 Oldsmobile Bravado and a 2011 Toyota Corolla — stopped at Freemans Ford Road traffic signal, according to Sgt. Les Tyler.
“As a 2003 Ford F-250 pickup truck approached the intersection, headed north on Route 29, it failed to stop in time,” Sgt. Tyler wrote in a press release. “The F-250 first struck the stopped Oldsmobile. The impact of that crash spun the Oldsmobile into the median where the Oldsmobile caught fire. Meanwhile, the F-250 then struck the Toyota.”
The Oldsmobile driver and passenger, Juan Lopez Jimenez, 37, and Hortencia Lainez Lopez, 38, both died at the scene.
The pickup truck driver, a 34-year-old Gordonsville man, suffered minor injuries and received treatment at the scene, according to Sgt. Tyler.
An ambulance took the Toyota driver, a 59-year-old Culpeper man, to Fauquier Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
“A 46-year-old male passerby ran up to the burning Oldsmobile and tried to rescue the occupants,” Sgt. Tyler said. “The Culpeper resident suffered serious burns as a result of his valiant attempts and was flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital for treatment.”
The cause of the crash, which took place at 7:29 a.m., remains under investigation, with charges pending, Sgt. Tyler said.
The Virginia State Police Culpeper Division Crash Reconstruction Team responded to assist with the investigation.