Lynchburg police point to this mangled minivan -- hit broadside by a speeding truck in Lynchburg -- as evidence of the reliability of seat-belt usage. A woman and her two young children, all wearing safety restraints, survived the crash.
Memorial for Staunton River students
A memorial on Virginia 24 for Staunton River students Jacob Baird, 17, of Thaxton, and Katie Thurston, 16, of Vinton, who died in a November wreck. Police said Thurston was not wearing a seat belt. Photo by Jill Nance
Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2013 1:30 am
Updated: 9:11 am, Thu Feb 6, 2014.
At 15, Hannah Long still was discovering who she was and what kind of person she wanted to be.
Described by her father as a fun-loving, vivacious social butterfly, the Liberty High School student’s life ended in October when the car she was riding in slammed into a tree.
Contact Steve Hardy at (434) 385-5554 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, February 10, 2013 1:30 am.
Updated: 9:11 am.