Update: Liberty University Student Identified in Crabtree Falls Accident

Update: 11:15 a.m.:

The Nelson County Sheriff's Office has identified the woman who died in an accident at Crabtree Falls Monday.

They say 18-year-old Faith Helbig died in the accident. She was a student at Liberty University and was from New Jersey.

Stay tuned to ABC 13 for more.


Nelson Co., VA - A Nelson County Sheriff's Deputy has confirmed that a female student has fallen to her death at the Crabtree Falls in Nelson County.

The deputy says a group of six LU students went to the top of the falls to take pictures, and a little before 6 p.m. one of them fell.

The deputy says the group crossed a barrier, and was standing on a part of the falls where they should not have been.

The deputy says the woman fell about 200 feet.

The Nelson County Sheriff's Office and Liberty University police department were both on hand to investigate.

No word yet on the woman's name. Deputies say her family has not yet been notified.

Stay with ABC 13 News for the latest on this.