VSP: One dead, one hurt after Campbell County crash

Happened at 5:45 p.m. Friday, police say


Police say at 5:45 p.m. on Friday, a 2007 Toyota Corolla was heading east on Timberlake Road, made a left turn onto Enterprise Road, and pulled into the path of a westbound 2017 Jeep Wrangler.

The cars collided, and the Wrangler came to rest on the hood of the Corolla, according to authorities.

Police say the driver of the Corolla, Jonathan Campbell, 22, of Roanoke was not injured.

The driver of the Wrangler, Matthew Burns, 57, of Rustburg, was partially ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene, police say.

VSP says an adult woman passenger was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital for minor injuries.

Campbell has been charged with failure to lead right of way, according to authorities.

Virginia State Police says the crash remains under investigation.


Virginia State Police are investigating a crash that left one dead Friday in Campbell County.

Police say at 5:49 p.m., they responded to a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of Enterprise Drive and Timberlake Road.

There is one confirmed fatality, authorities say.

Virginia State Police says the crash remains under investigation.

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