1 person killed, driver charged in Amelia crash

1 person killed, driver charged in Amelia crash

AMELIA, VA (WWBT) - One person is dead and another is charged with DUI after a fatal single-vehicle crash in Amelia County late Friday.

State Police say the crash happened around 11:25 p.m. on Route 609, Grub Hill Church Road, about one mile north of Route 360.

The driver, Ryan Spangler, 22, and a passenger, Jessica Bowling, 20, were traveling north when the vehicle ran off the right side of the road, struck a tree, then crossed back over the left side of the road and overturned.

Bowling, of Crewe, Va., died at the scene. She was not wearing a seatbelt. Spangler was not injured in the crash.

Investigators say speed and alcohol are being considered factors in the crash. Police charged Spangler with DUI.

The crash remains under investigation.

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