Eight hospitalized after crash in Alleghany County

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COVINGTON, Va. – State police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that happened at about 7:40 p.m. Sunday, on Route 687 in Alleghany County.

The driver of a pickup truck was going north on Route 687 when police say she ran off the left side of the road, fell about 30 feet into a creek bed and overturned.

The driver and seven other passengers were in the truck at the time of the crash. Police say no one wore a seat-belt and those riding in the cargo area were ejected from the truck.

All eight were transported by ambulance or helicopter to either Alleghany Regional Hospital or Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

The Virginia State Police Crash Reconstruction Team was called to assist with the crash investigation.

Charges are pending and alcohol is believed to be involved.

The names of the injured are listed below:

Jacob Craft, 21, of Alleghany County; Stephanie B. Hicks, 29, of Covington; Brandon Rice, 21, of Alleghany County; James Morro, 25, of Alleghany County; Kayla Carter, 18, of Alleghany County; Cody Thompson, 21, of Alleghany County; Levi Hugus, 21, of Alleghany County; William Ayers, 20, of Alleghany County and one female juvenile.