VSP: One dead after vehicle crashes into utility pole, catches on fire in Appomattox County

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

APPOMATTOX COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Police say one person is dead after a vehicle crashed into a utility pole and caught on fire in Appomattox County Monday night.

According to Virginia State Police, troopers were dispatched to a single-vehicle crash near the intersection of Oakville Road and Log Cabin Road shortly before 8:30 p.m. on Monday, July 12.

When first responders arrived at the scene, fire officials say they found one vehicle had hit a power line pole before catching on fire, with at least one person trapped inside.

Members of the Appomattox Volunteer Fire Department and the Appomattox County Rescue Squad went to work extinguishing the fire, stabilizing the vehicle, and removing the patient. The fire department says this was a prolonged incident that required help from several agencies.

“We want to thank our 911 dispatchers for getting all the needed resources to the scene quickly, Concord Volunteer Fire Department for standing by at our station, Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police, VDOT & Litchford’s Garage for their work on scene,” the Appomattox Volunteer Fire Department wrote on Facebook on Tuesday, July 13. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.”

Police say the preliminary investigation indicates a Subaru lost control, overturned, collided with a utility pole, and caught on fire.

Authorities confirmed one person died following the crash, but did not share that person’s identity or cause of death. The investigation into this fatal crash is still ongoing.

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