No charges filed in fatal pedestrian crash in Giles County

Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian crash in Giles County. The crash occurred Sept. 5, 2022 at 12:26 p.m. on Pulaski-Giles Turnpike/Route 100 at the intersection with Route 811/Bane Rd.

A 2017 Dodge Caravan was traveling south on Route 100 when the vehicle encountered a pedestrian standing in its travel lane. The Caravan was unable to avoid striking the pedestrian, who was not wearing any reflective clothing.

The pedestrian, William D. Peoples, 60, of Pearisburg, Va., was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. He succumbed to his injuries sustained in the crash Sept. 12, 2022.

The driver of the Caravan, Gerald L. Chewning, 80, of Lugoff, S.C., was not injured in the crash. He was wearing a seatbelt.

No charges have been placed.