Amherst County teen charged in crash that killed 83-year-old

The driver is charged with failure to yield the right of way.


AMHERST COUNTY, Va. – A Madison Heights teen is charged in a crash that killed an 83-year-old on Monday afternoon. 

It happened around 12:30 p.m. on Route 29 Business at Route 130. 

State police say a 2004 Nissan Xterra was traveling south on Route 29 Business when it made a left turn toward Route 130. The Nissan pulled into the path of a northbound 2004 Chrysler Sebring. The Sebring was unable to avoid hitting the Nissan.

The driver of the Chrysler, Cassell M. Davis, 83, of Amherst, was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital, where he died later Monday. A woman was also taken to Lynchburg General Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Both were wearing seatbelts.

The driver of the Xterra, a 17-year-old from Madison Heights, was not hurt. He was wearing a seatbelt.

The teen is charged with failure to yield the right of way. Due to his age, his name is not being released.