VSP: 1 dead, 1 transported to hospital by med-flight after Tazewell County crash


TAZEWELL COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – Virginia State Police are investigating after a fatal crash occurred in Tazewell County on Tuesday, November 3.

According to a release from VSP, authorities were called to a two-vehicle crash at 12:43 p.m.

VSP reports the crash occurred at the intersection of Route 19/Route 460 and Route 637.

The release says a 2005 Hyundai Sonata was headed north on Route 637 when it failed to yield at the intersection and was hit by a 2020 Ford Expedition.

The driver of the Hyundai, Kyle T. Ward, 67, of Vansant, Va., died at the scene of the crash. Ward was not wearing a seatbelt.

A passenger of the Hyundai was transported by med-flight with serious injuries, according to VSP.

The driver of the Ford, Mary Lester, 54, of Tazewell, Va., was transported to a nearby hospital for minor injuries. Lester had been wearing her seatbelt.

The crash is still under investigation.

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