Sara Monger Obituary: In loving memory of Eastern Mennonite University student killed in Harrisonburg car accident

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Sara Monger Obituary: In loving memory of Eastern Mennonite University student killed in Harrisonburg car accident.

Sara was one of a kind. Her personality was larger than life.

18-year-old Sara Monger was identified as the deceased victim in a solo car crash that left two injured in Harrisonburg, VA, early Saturday.

The Harrisonburg Police Department is investigating the cause of the single-vehicle crash that resulted in the death of the driver and injured two passengers early Saturday morning.

According to HPD, the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call at approximately 3:25 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, about a vehicle that had crashed into a power pole in the 200 block of Vine Street. No other vehicles were involved.

The driver, now identified as Monger from Elkton, was declared deceased at the scene. One passenger, an 18-year-old man from Aylett, Virginia, was flown to UVA Medical Center, and the other passenger, an 18-year-old woman from Ruckersville, Virginia, was taken to Sentara RMH. HPD does not have information on the condition of the passengers at this time.

HPD’s Accident Reconstruction Team is investigating the crash site in order to determine the cause. Speed has been identified as one factor that contributed to the crash. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Sgt. Wayne Westfall at 540-437-2672, police said.

The Harrisonburg Fire Department, Harrisonburg Rescue Squad, Rockingham Fire and Rescue and the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office assisted HPD in this incident.

Social Media Tributes

“This is a tough post to make. I’m writing this without really having the right words. I’m beyond heartbroken to share that one of our student athlete alumni, from the class of 2023, and our personal friend tragically lost her life in an accident. She was one of a kind,” ERHS Booster Club wrote in a social media post.

“If you knew Sara Monger, you loved her. Her personality was larger than life! She was not only a fantastic athlete but a great friend and inspiration to all, no matter your age. She was the loudest voice in the softball dugout, and anywhere as a multi sport athlete – always cheering for others, always smiling!”