Monday, June 18, 2012

Three Virginia pedestrians killed in late night crash

Prince Edward County VA June 18 2012 Three pedestrians were killed during a Saturday night crash in Prince Edward County.

Virginia State Police is still investigating the incident, which occurred around 10:30 p.m. on Route 460 Business, nearly a mile from Route 460 in Pamplin.

State Police said three males were standing in the middle of Route 460 Business when a 1999 Nissan Altima, heading eastbound, struck the men. Authorities said the car was traveling at an "excessive rate of speed" and all three men died at the scene.
The men have been identified as Kevin A. Burrell, 20, of Richmond; Arthur C. Wheeler, 40, of Pamplin, and Wheeler's nephew, Eric J. Wheeler, 22, of Lynchburg.

The driver of the Nissan, a 20-year-old Pamplin woman who was not identified by State Police, was transported to Southside Hospital in Farmville for observation. A front-seat passenger, a juvenile female, was taken to University of Virginia Hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries, police said.

A juvenile male riding in the backseat was not injured, police said.

State police are still investigating the incident to determine the circumstances that led the three men to be in the middle of the road. Police said alcohol was not a factor and charges are pending the completion of the investigation and consultation with the Prince Edward County Commonwealth’s Attorney's office

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