16-year-old Bedford County girl dies after Jeep crash
Driver, two other passengers being treated for serious injuries
CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. – A 16-year-old Bedford County girl is dead after a crash Tuesday afternoon.
The crash happened at about 1:15 p.m. on Route 29, less than a mile north of Hyland Drive in Campbell County, according to state police.
A Jeep Wrangler traveling on Route 29 ran off the left side of the highway, into the median, hit a culvert and overturned at least three times, according to police.
All four of the vehicle's occupants, two 18-year-olds and two 16-year-olds, were ejected from the soft-top Jeep.
Only one of the passengers was wearing a seat belt.
The driver, an 18-year-old male from Evington, was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
An 18-year-old female passenger and two 16-year-old female passengers were also all transported to Lynchburg General.
While at the hospital, one of the 16-year-old girls, from Bedford County, later died.
The driver and other two passengers are being treated for serious, but non-life-threatening, injuries.
The crash remains under investigation.
Charges are pending at this time.
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