State Police say charges in pending in yesterday evening’s accident that took the life of an Evington man. Troopers say 38-year-old John Lambert was a passenger in a pickup that left Lynbrook Road in Campbell County, went down an embankment and struck a tree. He died at the scene. Police identify the driver as 59-year-old John Lambert, Senior, also of Evington. He is hospitalized for injuries that State Police call serious.

News release: Virginia State Police Trooper T.Z. Beams is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash in Campbell County. The crash occurred at 7:30 p.m. Monday (March 18) in the 2300 block of Lynbrook Road. A Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling east on Route 622/Lynbrook Road when it ran off the right side of the road, went down an embankment and struck a tree. The driver, John F. Lambert Sr., 59, of Evington, Va., was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The passenger, John S. Lambert, 38, of Evington, Va., died at the scene. He had been partially ejected from the vehicle upon impact. The crash remains under investigation and charges are pending.