Virginia State Police is investigating a fatal pedestrian crash in Buchanan County. The VSP reports that the crash occurred on Saturday at around 2:30 p.m. in the 4000 block of Lesters Fork Road. A 2014 Lincoln sedan was backing out of a driveway when the driver, a 91-year-old man from Grunday, suddenly changed course and drove back into the driveway. When the Lincoln went back into the driveway, it hit 51-year-old Buford L. Smith who was standing on the bridge of the driveway. State police say the crash knocked Smith off the bridge, and he fell about 10 feet into the creek below. The Lincoln ran off the side of the bridge, overturned and landed in the creek as well. Smith died at the scene of the crash. The driver of the Lincoln was flown to a Kentucky hospital and is still receiving treatment for life-threatening injuries. The crash is still under investigation and the state police says charges are pending.
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