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Update: Three Killed in Craig County Crash


New Castle, VA - A Craig County community is mourning the loss of three young women in a car crash.

Five female passengers were inside an Isuzu Rodeo that hit a tree around 11:30p.m. Sunday on Route 311 just outside New Castle, according to Virginia State Police.

State Police say the driver, Megan Bradley, 18, attempted to pass a car that was turning left. They say Bradley lost control of the SUV. Bradley and Carleigh Taylor, 22, died at the scene. Tia Gardner, 19, died at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Jessica Stebar, 19, and a 16-year-old girl were both airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

The car's driver Nicholas Fisher, 19, and his two passengers were not hurt.

The 16-year-old girl in the hospital is a senior at Craig County High School. The four other young women all graduated from the school in recent years.

There are only about 700 students in K-12 in Craig Co schools. Counselors were available at all levels Monday. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes organized a prayer at the flagpole Monday. A candlelight vigil is being planned for sometime later this week.

State Police returned to the scene Monday afternoon to further investigate. Family and friends left flowers and crosses beside the tree.

Of the three who died, State Police say Bradley was not wearing a safety belt. They say Taylor was wearing one. They're not sure if Gardner was wearing a safety belt.


Craig Co., VA - State Police say three young women were killed in a crash in Craig County Sunday night.

Troopers responded to the scene about 11:30 p.m. on Route 311.

According to police, the driver of an SUV lost control as she tried to pass a car that was making a left.

The SUV hit a tree. The driver, Megan Anne Bradley, 18, died at the scene.

Two passengers also died. They have been identified as Carleigh Megan Taylor, 22, and Tia Jordan Gardner, 19.

All three are from New Castle.

Two other teenage girls in the SUV were airlifted to the hospital.

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