UPDATE 5:15 p.m.: Virginia State Police provided additional information about Saturday night’s crash in Bedford County, which sent one infant and three adults — including the man charged in connection with the crash — to the hospital.

According to police, the wreck took place at approximately 9:38 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6, along Route 122, about a quarter of a mile north of Joppa Mill Road.

Authorities tell WFXR News that a 1999 Ford F-150 was traveling south on Route 122 when it ran off the right side of the road, overcorrected, crossed the centerline, and collided with a 2011 Jeep Patriot.

The driver of the Ford — identified by officials as 35-year-old Brandon Wayne Bateman of Goodview — was not wearing a seatbelt and was taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries from the crash. He was also charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

Meanwhile, police say the Jeep was driven by 24-year-old Nathan J. Everson Jr. of Farmville. He was wearing a seatbelt, but was still transported to the hospital.

Virginia State Police tell WFXR News that Everson’s passengers — 25-year-old Megan K. Gary, as well as an infant — were taken to the hospital for treatment of their injuries.


BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — First responders brought three people to the hospital Saturday night — including two in critical condition — after a multi-vehicle crash took place in Bedford County.

According to the Bedford Fire Department, units were dispatched to the area around Moneta Road and Joppa Mill Road for a report of a vehicle crash with entrapment just before 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6.

When crews arrived at the scene, they found two heavily-damaged vehicles with multiple occupants trapped inside.

The department says first responders used tools to cut the vehicle and remove two critically-injured occupants at the same time. Medics treated both of those patients at the scene before they were flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Meanwhile, fire officials say a third patient was transported to the same hospital in an ambulance.

There is no word on the condition of the patients at this time.

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