Bedford man killed in Route 460 crash

The driver was the only person involved and was ejected from the car

By Samantha Smith - Digital Content Producer, Shayne Dwyer - Reporter


A Bedford man is dead after a single vehicle crash on Route 460 just west of the Lynchburg City line.

Virginia State Police Trooper C. Thomas said state police responded to the call around 9:25 Wednesday for a car crash on U.S. 460 just west of the intersection with Turkey Foot Road in Campbell County.

Police said Jason Lutz, 40, was driving westbound in his Jeep Cherokee when he ran off the road, hit a guard rail and then rolled his vehicle. Lutz was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected from the car. Lutz was the only person in the car.

It's unclear what caused Lutz to run off the road and Thomas said there was no evidence immediately available to suggest what happened. Lutz's family has been notified and his body was taken to the medical examiner's office. Virginia State Police will continue their investigation.


A crash has closed all eastbound lanes on US-460 in Campbell County, according to VDOT. 

The accident happened near Rt. 623 about 3.5 miles southwest of Lynchburg and closed all eastbound lanes as well as the westbound left lane as of 10:45 p.m. 


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