16-year-old Bedford girl dies as car swerves to avoid deer in Bedford County

She was the passenger in the Jeep


BEDFORD, Va. – State police are at the scene after a deadly crash happened on Goode Road in Bedford County. 

At 4:20 p.m., a 1997 Jeep Wrangler was heading north toward U.S. Route 221 when a deer came out in front of the driver, who swerved and lost control of the car, which ran off the road and overturned, according to a witness.

The passenger in the car, a 16-year-old Bedford girl, was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the car and died at the scene, according to state police.

The driver, at 17-year-old Bedford girl, was taken to Centra Lynchburg General Hospital to be treated.

The crash remains under investigation.

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