HALIFAX COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — One person who did not obey a stop sign is dead and two people who were not wearing their seatbelts were seriously injured after a crash in Halifax County Wednesday afternoon, authorities say.
According to Virginia State Police, state troopers responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash at approximately 1:52 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12 at the intersection of James D. Hagood Road and Terry’s Bridge Road.
Police say a 2008 Ford Edge was traveling east on James D. Hagood Road when it hit a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer that failed to stop at a stop sign and was entering the intersection from S. Terry’s Bridge Road. The impact of the crash then caused the Trailblazer to overturn.
The driver of the Ford and a passenger — identified by authorities as 68-year-old David W. Smith of Clover, and 22-year-old Christian T. Smith, respectively — were flown to Duke Medical Center with serious injuries. Neither of them was wearing a seatbelt at the time.
Meanwhile, the driver of the Trailblazer — 34-year-old Sean P. Keoughan of Roanoke — was wearing a seatbelt, but he died at the scene of the crash, according to officials.
As of Tuesday, Jan. 18, Virginia State Police say this fatal crash is still under investigation.