State police investigating fatal Campbell Co. crash involving pedestrian

Published: Nov. 3, 2020 at 11:04 AM EST
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CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - Virginia State Police are investigating a crash in Campbell County that resulted in the death of a pedestrian.

The incident happened October 29 around 10 p.m. on Route 699/Gladys Road.

The driver of a Ford Crown Victoria was traveling north and came upon a pedestrian walking in the road around a curve.

State police say the driver, a 29-year-old man from Gladys, swerved in an attempt to miss the pedestrian, but hit the pedestrian and ran off the road, where the vehicle hit a tree.

The pedestrian, 53-year-old David A. Norton, of Altavista, died at the scene, according to VSP.

The driver was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured. However, a 65-year-old male passenger was taken to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries. He was not wearing a seatbelt. A second passenger, a 32-year-old woman, was treated at the scene for minor injuries. She was wearing a seatbelt.

State police say alcohol was not a factor and no charges have been placed.

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