Virginia State Police officers are continuing their investigation into a fatal crash that killed a North Carolina resident this morning around 11 a.m. on U.S. Highway 58 one mile east of Route 734 (Clarksville Road) in Pittsylvania County, said Sergeant Robert J. Carpentieri of the Virginia State Police.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2007 Honda Civic operated by Gaynell Elliott, 59, of Milton, N.C., was traveling eastbound when she struck a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu that was pulling out from a private driveway.
Lois Scott Stewart, 77, of Milton, N.C., was a front seat passenger in the Honda Civic. She was transported to Danville Regional Medical Hospital for injuries sustained in the crash. Stewart, was wearing a safety belt at the time of the crash, was pronounced dead a short time later.
Gaynell Elliott, the driver of the Civic, was also wearing a safety belt at the time of the crash. She was transported by ambulance to Danville Regional Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries.
The driver of the Malibu, Roosevelt Fuller V , 23, of Ringgold and his passenger Latrenda Jamison, 22, of Ringgold were both transported to Danville Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Fuller and Jamison were both wearing their safety belts at the time of the crash.
Roosevelt Fuller V was charged in the crash with failing to yield the right of way and operating a motor vehicle on a suspended operator’s license.
No further information regarding the crash is available at this time which remains under investigation.