Virginia State Police have released the names of three people who were critically injured in a head-on accident Thursday in Giles County.
The accident happened on Route 100, near Route 659 in Giles County.
Police say a pick-up truck driven by Shane Wooten, 18, of Rich Creek, was headed north when it crossed the centerline and hit a 2006 Chrysler Crossfire.
Wooten and two people inside the Crossfire, Lois Peters, 54, and her husband Robert Peters, 58, were flown to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. All three sustained life-threatening injuries. The Peters are from Ohio.
All three victims were wearing seat belts. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, according to Virginia State Police.
Original story from Thursday, June 20
State Police are investigating a head on crash between two cars on Route 100 in Giles County.
Three people are in the hospital.
A husband and wife from Ohio have life threatening injuries.
The crash happened near Wabash Road around 6:15 p.m.
Police say the car traveling north crossed the centerline and hit the oncoming car head on.
The Ohio couple was driving south with the car crossed into their lane.
The road is now clear.
All lanes are open.
WDBJ7 is working to find out what happened.
We're following a traffic alert out of Giles County.
State Police says Route 100 is shut down between Dublin and Pearisburg.
The road is closed at the Pulaski Giles Turnpike between Big Rock Road and Route 42.
State Police wouldn't give any other details other than the road is closed due to a traffic accident.
The Giles County Sheriff's Office and the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office say the road could be closed for an extended period of time throughout the evening.
State Police said they hope the road will open sooner.
There is no detour in place.
Giles County deputies say drivers wanting to get to Radford from Pearisburg will have to drive through Blacksburg.