UPDATE: One motorist dead, another still in hospital after crashing into Bedford County creek

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(Photo: Courtesy Big Island Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.)

UPDATE 5:01 p.m.: Police say one of the motorists hospitalized on Friday morning after a crash in a Bedford County creek has since died.

According to Virginia State Police, the single-vehicle crash occurred at approximately 8:55 a.m. on Friday, April 2 on Route 602, just west of Hawthorn Road.

Authorities say a 2013 Kia Soul was traveling east on Route 602 when the it ran off a small bridge and struck a tree.

Even though both the driver and the passenger were brought to Lynchburg General Hospital, officials say the passenger — 86-year-old Christine Bell Goff of Big Island — later died at the hospital.

Meanwhile, the driver — identified by police as Edna L. Goff — is still hospitalized at this time.

Both occupants were reportedly wearing their seatbelts.

The crash is still under investigation by Virginia State Police.

UPDATE 12:22 p.m.: Two elderly motorists were brought to the hospital Friday morning after crashing into a creek in Bedford County.

The Big Island Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. says personnel were dispatched to Hunting Creek Road and Howthorn Road for a vehicle crash into the creek with two victims trapped inside.

When units arrived on scene, the fire company says they found a vehicle sitting upright in the creek with two elderly victims still in vehicle.

According to fire officials, the two patients were extracted from the vehicle, turned over to Medic units, and one patient was transported to the hospital via ambulance while the other patient was flown to the ER.

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — First responders from Bedford County are heading out Friday morning after a vehicle crashed into a creek with multiple people trapped inside.

The Forest Fire Department tweeted at 9:05 a.m. on Friday, April 2 that units from Forest and the Bedford County Fire and Rescue Special Operations Command were responding to a vehicle crashing into a creek with two people trapped inside.

According to Bedford County SOC, the crash is along Big Island Creek Road.

This is a developing story.

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