UPDATE: One dead, one facing charges after argument between married couple leads to crash in Bedford County

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UPDATE 6:58 a.m.: Police say a man is dead and his wife is facing charges after an argument between the two turned into an early morning crash in Bedford County.

According to Virginia State Police, the vehicle was traveling east along U.S. Route 460 toward Lynchburg when it crashed near Twin Lakes Drive around 1:45 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4. State troopers then responded to the call at approximately 2 a.m.

The only people in the vehicle at the time were a husband and wife from Richmond, officials say.

Police told WFXR News that the husband was hitting the wife while she was driving and ended up pushing the steering wheel, causing the car to run off the road. The vehicle then flipped two or three times into the median.

Authorities say the husband — identified as Sehven A. Solo El — was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene of the crash, but the wife only sustained minor injuries.

Virginia State Police say reckless driving charges are pending against the wife, Shawanda Hill.


UPDATE 5:57 a.m.: According to VDOT, crews have cleared the scene of the Bedford County crash after it closed down U.S. Route 460 East for several hours Thursday morning.

WFXR News is still waiting to hear back from Virginia State Police about the circumstances surrounding the crash.


BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Thursday morning motorists can expect delays due to a vehicle crash in Bedford County, which has already shut down U.S. Route 460 East for several hours.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) first announced the crash and the lane closures on Route 460 East at 2:20 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4.

Then, just after 5 a.m., VDOT’s Salem District reported that all eastbound lanes were still closed on Route 460 at Twin Lakes Drive because of the wreck.

Officials say there is no estimate for when the road will reopen, but motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible.

WFXR News has reached out to Virginia State Police for more information about this crash.

This is a developing story.

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