From Virginia State Police: COVINGTON, Va. – Virginia State Police Senior Trooper S. W. Alban is investigating a single vehicle crash that occurred at 7:40 pm on June 12, 2016 on Route 687, a quarter mile north of Route 728 in Alleghany County.
A 2006 Nissan Titan pickup truck was traveling north on Route 687 when the vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway, fell approximately 30 feet into a creek bed and overturned.
The 2006 Nissan was driven by Stephanie B. Hicks, 29, of Covington, Va. Ms. Hicks was not wearing her seatbelt and was transported from the scene. Jacob Craft, 21, of Alleghany County was riding in the front passenger compartment and was not wearing his seatbelt and was transported due to his injuries.
The vehicle was also occupied by seven other passengers that were riding in the cargo area and were ejected:
Brandon Rice, 21 of Alleghany County; James Morro, 25 of Alleghany County; Kayla Carter, 18 of Alleghany County; Cody Thompson, 21 of Alleghany County; Levi Hugus, 21, of Alleghany County; William Ayers, 20, of Alleghany County and one female juvenile. They were all injured and transported from the scene by ambulance or med-flight helicopter to either Alleghany Regional Hospital or Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The Virginia State Police Crash Reconstruction Team was called to assist with the crash investigation.
Charges are pending, and alcohol is believed to be involved.
The crash remains under investigation.