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UPDATE: More details released in fatal Giles County crash

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GILES COUNTY (WVVA) - State Police have released more details in the crash that killed a driver on Route 460 in Giles County earlier this week.

Three individuals -- including the driver -- were ejected from the vehicle during the crash. None were wearing seat belts.

Linda M. Hilton, 32, of Newport, Va., died at the scene. Front-seat passenger Callie J. Eanes, 17, and backseat passenger Oren L. Price, 28, were both transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

8-year-old Michael Price was wearing a seat belt and was not ejected. He was treated for minor injuries.

Following is the full news release from the State Police:

Virginia State Police Trooper B.D. Williams was called to the scene of a single-vehicle crash in Giles County. The crash occurred at 11:35 p.m. on Route 460, less than a mile east of Alpine Road.

A 1994 Jeep Wrangler was traveling east on Route 460 when it ran off the right side of the highway. The driver overcorrected and the vehicle crossed over the eastbound lanes and ran off the left side of the highway. As the driver overcorrected a second time, the Jeep overturned, ejecting three of its four occupants. The Jeep came to rest off the left side of the eastbound lanes of Route 460.

Its driver, Linda M. Hilton, 32, of Newport, Va., died at the scene. She was not wearing a seat belt.

The front-seat passenger, Callie J. Eanes, 17, and backseat passenger, Oren L. Price, 28, were both ejected from the vehicle. Neither one was wearing a seat belt. Both were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

A third passenger, Michael L. Price, 8, was seated behind the driver . He was wearing a shoulder belt and was not ejected. He was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Cause of the crash remains under investigation.


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GILES
, VA
(WVVA) – One person is pronounced dead after a single vehicle accident late Monday night.

Virginia State Police say a red Jeep Wrangler was traveling west bound on Route 460 near Newport around 11:30 when the driver ran off the road and over corrected.

The Jeep flipped multiple times, ejecting the three of the four passengers. Those thrown from the Jeep were not wearing seat belts.

When emergency crews arrived to the scene, one person was pronounced dead and two others were transported by helicopter to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

We’ll continue to follow this story and bring you details as we receive them.



NOTE: A previous version of this story stated a second victim had died, based on information received from a Virginia State Police news release. The State Police has since issued a correction.
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