VSP investigating fatal crash in Campbell County

fatal accident crash

CAMPBELL COUNTY (WSLS 10) – Virginia State Police Trooper are investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash in Campbell County. The crash occurred around 5:15 p.m. on Friday on Route 501 at Volunteer Road.

According to authorities, a Toyota Highlander was traveling along Route 501 and attempted to pass a vehicle in front of it when the Toyota crossed the center line and struck head-on a Honda Odyssey traveling in the opposite direction. The driver of the Highlander, Anthony T. Chambers, 48, of Lynchburg, Va., and his four passengers were transported to Lynchburg General Hospital for treatment of injuries ranging from minor to serious. None of the injuries are life-threatening said authorities.

The driver of the Odyssey, Charlie R. Smith, 73, of Halifax, Va., was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital along with his wife, Mary Smith. Both are being treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries. Mr. Smith’s other passenger, Doris M. Chappell, 77, of Halifax, Va., was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital, where she died later Friday evening.

Chambers was arrested for DUI and charged with driving on a revoked license. The crash remains under investigation and additional charges are pending, authorities said.


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