Two people have been charged with reckless driving after a Campbell County crash on March 12, just south of Lynchburg, that resulted in three people being sent to the hospital after their SUV overturned.
According to Trooper J.L. Doss of the Virginia State Police, 48-year-old Doris Dalton was driving west on Eastbrook Road in the direction of U.S. 501 shortly after 3:30 p.m. She told police that she ran slightly off the right side of the road and 20-year-old Michael Roberts, a passenger, reached out from the rear passenger seats to grab the steering wheel in an attempt to correct, but the vehicle went off the left side of the road and overturned. As a result, Dalton became trapped between the steering wheel and her seat.
Dalton said that the Concord Volunteer Fire Department and Rustburg Fire & Rescue assisted State Police at the scene and Dalton was extracted from the vehicle within approximately 15 minutes.
Dalton, Roberts, and 37-year-old Debra Lunsford, another passenger, all received transport to Lynchburg General Hospital with injuries believed to be non-life-threatening, according to Doss. There was also a 10-year-old girl traveling in the vehicle with them, but she suffered no injuries. Doss said that none of the occupants were wearing seat belts and police charged Dalton and Roberts with reckless driving.