16-year-old girl killed in Campbell Co. crash identified as SRHS 10th grader
BEDFORD Co., Va. (WSET) -- Bedford County Public Schools said a 16-year-old killed in a crash Tuesday is a student in the county.
Spokesperson Ryan Edwards said Victoria Diehl was a 10th grader at Staunton River High School.
"Victoria was an outstanding young lady and proud Golden Eagle," the statement read. "Our condolences and deepest sympathy go out to Victoria's family and friends."
Diehl was also an employee at Heath's Waterfront Grill and Mitchell's Restaurant in Huddleston.
" Victoria will be missed by everyone here," a post on Facebook read. "Her spunk and laughter was such a blessing to have. You had your whole life ahead of you and although we don't understand God's plan we know it's the right plan."
The restaurant said it will be closed Friday for employees to mourn the loss of one of their own.
Diehl was killed in a crash around 1:15 p.m. on Route 29 in Campbell County after a Jeep she was riding in with three others ran off the left side of the highway and overturned at least three times.
State Police said all four occupants in the Jeep were ejected and only one was wearing a seatbelt.
The driver, an 18-year-old man from Evington, Diehl, and two other teenagers were taken to the hospital where Diehl later died from her injuries.
The other three teens have non-life threatening injuries.
State Police said charges are pending in the accident.
Edwards said there will be grief counselors on hand at Staunton River when classes resume next week for all students and staff.