Update: New Info on Teen Killed in Campbell Co. Accident

Katie Rivera

Campbell Co., VA - The 14-year-old girl killed in Wednesday's crash in Campbell County was an 8th grade student at Rustburg Middle School.

Katie Rivera of Evington died at the scene, and her 17-year-old sister was driving the vehicle.

When students return on January 3, there will be counselors in Katie's classes and teachers will make an announcement to 8th grade students in case they have not heard the tragic news.

Katie's principal has known her since elementary school. She says Katie was a member of the chorus, was quiet, mature and trustworthy and an honor roll student.

Katie Rivera's oldest sister says Katie was the youngest of three girls, and they called her Katie-Boo.

The accident happened just down the road from where the two younger Rivera sisters lived. The roads had just started to ice over around 1 p.m. Wednesday when the SUV ran off the right side of Halseys Bridge Road and hit a tree.

State Police have not said if the weather played a role and say troopers are still investigating.

Katie's 17-year-old sister, the one who was driving, and the teen boy in the backseat are still in at Lynchburg General Hospital Thursday night. State police say the boy's injuries are life-threatening, but the sister's injuries are not.


Campbell Co, VA - State Police are investigating a single vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon that killed one person and injured two others.

Trooper T.W. Fridley says it happened in the 500 block of Halsey's Bridge Road in Campbell County.

Fridley says the vehicle ran off the right side of the road and hit a tree.

The front seat passenger, Katie M. Rivera, 14, of Evington died at the scene.

The driver, a 17-year-old female, and another passenger, a 17-year-old male were both taken to Lynchburg General Hospital with serious injuries.