UPDATE: Driver involved in Saturday night crash involving vehicle, bus in Lynchburg, has died

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UPDATE: The driver of a vehicle involved in last week’s crash with a Greater Lynchburg Transit Center bus at 12th and Floyd Streets has died. 

The driver was identified as Robert Hale Barner Jr., 68, of Lynchburg.

This is an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to call Officer Bauserman at (434) 455-6047.


LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) – Police are investigating after a Saturday night crash at 12th and Floyd Streets in Lynchburg sent two drivers — including one bus driver — to the hospital.

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 involving a vehicle and a Greater Lynchburg Transit Center bus.

After officers arrived on scene and tracked down both the vehicle and the bus, officials say crews from the Lynchburg Fire Department removed the driver from the vehicle before that driver was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital with serious injuries.

Police say the bus driver was also brought to the hospital, but the extent of the bus driver’s injuries is unknown at this time.

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

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