Mariah Lynn Pitts
Lynchburg News &
Published: January 29, 2009
A Lynchburg teenager died after the car she was riding in hit a patch of
ice late Wednesday and ran off the road in
Mariah Lynn Pitts, 15, died at Lynchburg General Hospital shortly after
the crash, said Sgt. Bob Carpentieri of the
Virginia State Police.
Pitts was riding in a 1983 Chevrolet pickup driven by Mark Wayne Crank
Jr., 21, of Goode. Crank was driving on Virginia 708 when he hit a patch
of ice and ran off the right side of the road at about 11:30 p.m.
Wednesday. The truck hit a utility pole, then went down an embankment
and into a creek. Virginia 708 is about two miles west of the Thomas
Jefferson Road intersection with U.S. 460.
Pitts was not wearing her seatbelt,
Carpentieri said. She was transported to the hospital but died a short
Carpentieri had no information on Crank’s condition. The wreck remains
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