Virginia State Police

Update: June 26, 6:34 p.m.

Jonathan Kite's family has set service times for his funeral, according to Loudoun County Public Schools.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Kyger Funeral Home at 3173 Spotswood Trail in Harrisonburg. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Kyger Funeral Home.

Original report: June 25, 5:53 p.m.

Briar Woods High School Assistant Principal Jonathan Kite died Monday following a three-car crash in Page County, according to Virginia State Police.

Emergency crews responded at 4:54 p.m to U.S. 211 near the intersection of Bixlers Ferry Road in Luray, VSP officials said. Sgt. Brent Coffey said a 2020 Kia Telluride, driven by Kite, was traveling west on U.S. 211 when it ran off the road to the left, crossed the median and crashed head-on with an eastbound-traveling 2005 Chevy Impala, according to the Daily News-Record in Harrisonburg.

The impact forced the Kia to strike a 1999 GMC Envoy that was traveling eastbound.

The driver of the Chevy also died. Police on Tuesday said they were working to notify his next of kin.

The driver of the GMC was not injured.

Troopers were assisted at the scene by VSP’s Division 2 Accident Reconstruction Team. The crash remains under investigation by Trooper N. Wakeman.

Kite had a 15-year career in education and worked at Briar Woods High School for two years. Before that he worked at Potomac Falls High School.

(5) comments

David McKinley

Sadly, since this is LCPS-related, and the death involved his vehicle careening into the other lane: was alcohol involved? If it was we better have transparency on this.


I bet they do alcohol blood work, but we probably will never know unless it comes back positive.

Jeanne T

"I bet they do alcohol blood work, but we probably will never know unless it comes back positive." You don't say! LOL


No there wasn’t alcohol involved! The crash was due to a medical issue. He had died before the car ever wrecked.

More Cowbell

Sad to hear.

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