UPDATE 5:59 p.m.: Virginia State Police offered additional details on the investigation into Saturday evening’s ATV crash in Campbell County, including pending charges.
At approximately 6:20 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, police say the Polaris RZR Side-by-Side was traveling along the 1500 block of Halseys Bridge Road when the operator lost control, the ATV overturned, and the operator and passenger were thrown from their seats and seriously injured.
The investigation into the identity of the operator and the exact circumstances of the crash is still ongoing, but according to Virginia State Police, charges are pending.
UPDATE 3:05 p.m.: WFXR News has confirmed that the two men injured in a utility vehicle accident Saturday evening were members of the Evington Volunteer Fire Department.
Virginia State Police confirms that the two firefighters injured are 33-year-old William Hall and 34-year-old Derrick Johnson. Hall is listed as fire chief on the fire department’s website.
The two men were flown to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for serious injuries and both were admitted to the intensive care unit.
The crash is still under investigation. However, a preliminary investigation shows that the men lost control of the vehicle, overcompensated, and were thrown from the vehicle, according to Virginia State Police.
Members of fire departments across southwest Virginia are extending their thoughts and prayers to the injured firefighters, their families, and the Evington Volunteer Fire Department over social media.
Stay with WFXR for updates to this developing story.
CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia State Police are investigating after two people were seriously injured in a crash involving an ATV.
VSP responded to the crash just before 6:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of Halseys Bridge Road in Campbell County.
The two injured males were flown to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Their conditions are unknown at this time.
A mud-covered ATV sitting atop a trailer was spotted by a WFXR News crew at the Evington Volunteer Fire Department later that evening.
According to VSP, the crash remains under investigation.
WFXR is working to get more information and will update this story as additional details become available.
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