Virginia State Police Trooper F.R. Farthing is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash in Carroll County. The crash occurred Nov. 8, 2020 at 1:15 a.m. in the 3100 block of Sylvatus Highway/Route 100.
A 1980 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling south on Route 100 when it struck a deer. The vehicle then ran off the left side of the road, struck a fence, overturned and struck a utility pole.
The driver, a 16-year-old male from Fries, Va., was transported to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital and is being treated for life-threatening injuries. He was wearing a seatbelt.
There were three passengers in the vehicle. A 16-year-old female passenger from Hillsville, Va., died at the scene. A 17-year-old male passenger from Galax, Va., was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. Neither of the deceased was wearing a seatbelt. A 15-year-old female passenger suffered minor injuries and was released to her parents’ custody. The 15-year-old was wearing a seatbelt.
The Virginia State Police Wytheville Division Crash Reconstruction Team is assisting with the ongoing crash investigation. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash.