Police name victim, suspect after deadly Campbell County crash

Published: Nov. 25, 2022 at 7:28 PM EST
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CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - UPDATE: The driver of a Jeep Wrangler, Matthew J. Burns, 57 of Rustburg, died at the scene of a two-vehicle crash Friday night in Campbell County. A passenger was taken to a hospital with minor injuries, according to state police.

The driver of a Toyota Corolla, Jonathan W. Campbell, 22 of Roanoke, was not injured. He was charged with failure to yield the right of way.

Around 5:45 p.m. Friday, police say, Campbell was driving east on Timberlake Road before making a left onto Enterprise Road and pulling into the path of Burns, who was driving westbound in the Wrangler.

He was unable to avoid the Corolla and the two vehicles crashed, with the Jeep resting on the hood of the Corolla.

Burns was partially ejected from the vehicle.

EARLIER STORY: An intersection in Campbell County is back open after a fatal crash had all westbound lanes closed Friday night, according to VDOT.

The crash was at the intersection of 460/Timberlake Road and Bee/Enterprise Drive.

Virginia State Police, leading the investigation, confirm one person died in the two-vehicle crash.

Brookville-Timberlake Volunteer Fire Department said one other person was taken to the hospital.

There is no word yet what caused the crash.