UPDATE: State Police identify two Giles Co. accident victims

From State Police: Virginia State Police Senior Trooper B.D. Williams is investigating a fatal crash in Giles County. The crash occurred at 12:20 p.m., on Friday (Oct. 20), on Route 460 at Clendennin Road.

A 2014 Chevrolet Equinox was pulling out from Clendennin Road when it pulled into the path of a 2017 Dodge Ram traveling west on Route 460. The Ram was unable to avoid the Equinox and the two vehicles collided in the intersection.

The driver of the Equinox, Barbara A. Gilmer, 71, of Narrows, Va., and her passenger, Dwight M. Gilmer, 74, of Narrows, Va., both died at the scene.

The driver of the Ram, a 40-year-old male from Pearisburg, Va., suffered only minor injuries in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation. Alcohol was not a factor. No charges will be placed.

PREVIOUSLY: At 12:40 p.m., Friday (Oct. 20), Virginia State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash in Giles County. The crash occurred in the westbound lanes of Route 460 near Clendennin Road. There are two confirmed fatalities and a third person has been transported to Giles Memorial Hospital. The crash remains under investigation at this time.

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