Police: One driver dead following crash between vehicle, bus in Lynchburg on Aug. 1

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Exactly a week after a crash between a vehicle and a bus in Lynchburg, local law enforcement announced the death of one of the drivers involved in the crash.

According to the Lynchburg Police Department, officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of Floyd Street at approximately 9:07 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1 for a report of a crash between a vehicle and a Greater Lynchburg Transit Center bus.

Even though both the vehicle driver — who had to be removed from the vehicle — and the bus driver were brought to the hospital following the crash, police say the vehicle driver sustained serious injuries.

On Saturday, Aug. 8, the department announced the death of the driver of a vehicle involved in the crash. Police identified the driver as 68-year-old Robert Hale Barner, Jr. of Lynchburg.

If you have any information about the ongoing investigation into this crash, call Officer Bauserman at (434) 455-6047.

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