State Police investigate fatal crash in Bedford County

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BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – Virginia State Police is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on July 3 at 6:39 a.m.

The single-vehicle crash took place on Radford Church Road (Route 654) less than one mile east of Tuck Road (Route 633).

Police say a 1994 Jeep Cherokee was traveling west on Route 654 when it ran off the right side of the road and drove through a fence.

The Jeep continued more than 100 feet into a field before colliding with a tree. The impact of the crash resulted in the Jeep becoming engulfed in flames.

The driver, a 62-year-old Roanoke resident, was transported and treated at a nearby hospital for minor injuries. The passenger died at the scene.

State police are waiting for positive identification of the deceased to be completed by the Office of the Medical Examiner.

Charges are pending and the investigation into the cause of the crash continues.

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