PRINCE EDWARD, VA (WWBT) - Virginia State Police are investigating after three pedestrians were killed in a crash in Prince Edward County, late Saturday night.
It happened just after 10:30 p.m. on Route 460 Business, approximately a mile from Route 460 in Pamplin.
According to State Police, three men were standing in the middle of the road when an 1999 Nissan Altima, traveling eastbound, struck them. State Police tell us the Nissan was driving at an excessive rate of speed. All three men died at the scene.
The driver has been identified only as a 20-year-old Pamplin woman. She was taken to Southside Hospital in Farmville for observation. The front-seat passenger, a female juvenile, was taken to UVA Hospital with serious injuries. That passenger is expected to be okay. A juvenile male was in the backseat at the time of the crash, but wasn't injured.
What isn't clear at this time is exactly why the men were in the middle of the road. State Police are still working to figure that part out.
The men killed have been identified as 20-year-old Kevin A. Burrell of RIchmond, 40-year-old Arthur C. Wheeler of Pamplin, and Wheeler's nephew, 22-year-old Eric J. Wheeler of Lynchburg.
Investigators say alcohol was not a factor in the crash.
Charges are pending the completion of the investigation and consultation with the Prince Edward County Commonwealth's Attorney, according to State Police.
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