Police: One dead after crashing down embankment in Bedford Co.


UPDATE: 6:13 p.m.

According to fire officials, two people were in the vehicle traveling eastbound on Route 24 on Stewartsville Road when the SUV lost control and crossed the road.

They said the vehicle hit several signs before going down into an embankment.

Officials said one person had to be removed from under the vehicle. That person was pronounced dead.

The condition of the passenger is not yet known.

"[We] do not know if speed was a factor and do not believe that anything else was a cause. The time of day may have had something to do with it, with the sun being in position," said Jack Arrington, Deputy Chief, Moneta Fire Department.

Officials believe both people were wearing seat belts.

State Police is currently investigating. No names will be released until the family is notified.


UPDATE: 4:25 p.m.

State Police has confirmed that one person is dead after the crash on Route 24 in Bedford County.

Police said crews were working to remove the body from underneath the vehicle after it crashed 15-20 feet down an embankment on Stewartsville Road.

The victim has not been identified.


BEDFORD Co., Va. (WSET) -- Several agencies are responding to a multiple-vehicle accident in Bedford County after a car went over an embankment.

Bedford County Fire and Rescue Special Operations Command said that the vehicle went 15-20 feet down the embankment after crashing on Route 24 in Moneta around 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 and the driver was "pinned" by the vehicle.

Agencies responding include Bedford County Fire and Rescue SOC, the Forest Volunteer Fire Department, Bedford Fire Department, and Moneta Fire Department.

The accident happened in the 2900 block of Stewartsville Road in the area of Harveys Creek Road.

This is near Staunton River High School.

Crews said traffic is blocked along Route 24, avoid the area if possible.

This is a breaking news story, check back for updates.

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