Wrongful death caused by icy conditions and poor driving in Amherst

The icy conditions in Lynchburg on Saturday lead to numerous collisions and crashes. Some were minor with no injuries and others were fatal.

In Amherst, Virginia, Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal three-vehicle crash where Larry S. McCauley, 71, of Madison Heights, has been identified as the victim. Police say the crash happened at 9:49 a.m. on South Five Forks Road at Daffodil Lane.

A 17-year-old from Monroe was driving a Ford pickup truck traveling south on South Five Forks Road and McCauley was driving an SUV in the opposite direction. The 17-year-old crossed the centerline and hit McCauley’s SUV head-on.

The SUV to hit the guardrail then the Ford pickup went back into the southbound lane where it collided with another vehicle.

McCauley was transported from the scene by ambulance and pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.

The conditions were hazardous Saturday morning and it was raining at the time of the crash.

The 17-year-old was charged with driver too fast for the conditions and his traffic case will be heard in Amherst Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.