Skylyr D. Spinner : “Virginia State Police Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Crash in Campbell County”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Virginia State Police are currently investigating a fatal crash in Campbell County that claimed the life of a 34-year-old pedestrian. The tragic incident occurred on Thursday, November 30, shortly after 8 p.m., on Route 29.

According to authorities, the victim has been identified as Skylyr D. Spinner from Lynchburg. Spinner was attempting to cross the road in the travel lane when she was struck by a 1999 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck. The driver of the pickup, 35-year-old Brandon T. Lordahl from Amherst, was unable to avoid the collision. Compounding the tragedy, a second vehicle, a 2014 Subaru Forrester driven by 58-year-old Vernon E. Horn from Boston, Virginia, also struck Spinner.

It has been reported that Spinner was not using a designated crosswalk at the time of the accident. In addition, she was wearing dark, non-reflective clothing, making it difficult for drivers to see her. Both Lordahl and Horn emerged from the incident unscathed, while Spinner tragically lost her life.

As of now, no charges have been filed in connection with the crash. However, the Virginia State Police are still actively investigating the incident to determine the circumstances surrounding Spinner’s death and whether any further actions need to be taken.

This heartbreaking accident serves as a reminder of the importance of pedestrian safety. It is crucial for pedestrians to use designated crosswalks when crossing the road and to wear bright, reflective clothing, especially when walking during nighttime hours. Drivers must also remain vigilant and aware of their surroundings to prevent such tragic accidents from occurring.

The Virginia State Police are urging anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has any information regarding the incident to come forward and assist with the investigation. Meanwhile, the community mourns the loss of Skylyr D. Spinner and hopes that this tragedy will lead to increased awareness and efforts to improve pedestrian safety in Campbell County and beyond.

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