State Police say speed was a factor in a Sunday crash that claimed the life of a Nathalie teenager. Troopers say 17-year-old Carleigh Singleton lost control on a curve along State Route 40 a few miles east of Brookneal, crossed the center line, and struck two oncoming vehicles. Singleton was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say the other two drivers were not seriously hurt.
From State Police: Virginia State Police Trooper M.A. Daulton is investigating a three-vehicle fatal crash in Campbell County. The crash occurred at 12 m.m. Sunday (Feb. 24, 2019) on Route 40, less than a mile west of Route 605. A 2015 Chrysler 200 was traveling west on Route 40 when the driver lost control coming into a curve. The Chrysler crossed the center line and struck an eastbound 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Chrysler then spun around and struck another eastbound vehicle – a 1998 Ford Ranger. The driver of the Chrysler, Carleigh S. Singleton, 17, of Nathalie, Va., died at the scene. She was wearing a seat belt. The drivers of the other two vehicles were transported to Lynchburg General Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Speed was a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.