Man charged with hit-and-run after deadly Campbell County crash

Authorities identified 23-year-old who died in crash

Brandon Payne, 22, of Lynchburg has been charged with a hit-and-run after a deadly crash in Campbell County (Campbell County Sheriff's Office)


A 22-year-old man has been charged after police said he sideswiped a car, causing a deadly crash.

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At 8:40 p.m. on Saturday, a 2010 Toyota Camry going south on Route 29 was sideswiped by a 2020 Kia Sorento, according to State Police. Police said the Camry then ran off the side of the road, hit a ditch and overturned several times before resting in the northbound lanes.

According to police, the Kia stopped for a moment and then kept going south on Route 29. Authorities said they found the Kia several hours later.

Authorities said the driver of the Camry, 23-year-old Lorenzo Pryor, was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the car. He died at the scene, according to police. Police said the three other passengers were hospitalized for minor injuries.

The driver of the Kia, 22-year-old Brandon Payne of Lynchburg, was charged with a hit and run, according to State Police.


Virginia State Police are investigating a deadly single-vehicle crash in Campbell County that happened Saturday night.

At 8:40 p.m., a 2010 Toyota Camry traveling on Route 29 ran off the side of the road and overturned less than a mile south of Route 699.

There is one confirmed fatality. Police did not mention if the victim was the driver or a passenger.

Authorities said the crash remains under investigation.

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