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UPDATE: Condition of Craig County Teens Involved in Deadly Car Crash

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UPDATE 10/28/13

On Monday, we learned the updated conditions of the two young women who survived a deadly car crash on Route 311 on Oct. 6.

Craig County Superintendent Kelly Wilmore says Alyssa Swingle is in stable condition and had two additional surgeries this weekend.

A Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital representative says Jessica Stebar is now in good condition. Stebar tells us she's doing better and all of her surgeries are done. She's now going through rehab.

The community continues to mourn the loss of the three young women who were killed in the car wreck: Megan Bradley, Carleigh Taylor, and Tia Gardner.

Many people have changed their Facebook profile pictures to a blue ribbon that says "Prayers for Craig County" and bears the names of each of the five girls involved in the crash.


UPDATE: 10:40 a.m.

Virginia State Police say they are still investigating the fatal accident that left two New Castle teens and another woman dead and sent two other teens to the hospital.

Troopers say it happened around 11:30 p.m. on Route 311 in Craig County. Investigators say Megan Bradley, 18, was heading southbound and attempting to pass another vehicle that was making a left turn when she lost control, ran off the road and hit a tree. Bradley was not wearing a seat belt, state police say. She died at the scene.

Two passengers were also killed: Carleigh Taylor, 22, died at the scene and Tia Gardner, 19, was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital and died a short time later. Two other passengers in the vehicle, Jessica Stebar, 19, and a 16-year-old female were both airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for their injuries.

State police say the driver of second vehicle, Nicholas Fisher, 19, and his two passengers were not injured in the crash.


UPDATE: 10:20 a.m.

State police confirm five girls were in vehicle involved in a fatal accident on Route 311 in Craig County. Two died on the scene and one died at Carilion Roanoke Memorial, state police say. The two others were airlifted. No word on their condition. One of the girls involved is a minor.

Three people in a second vehicle involved were not hurt.


Craig County Superintendent Kelly Wilmore confirms four former students and one current student were involved in a fatal accident near New Castle overnight. We are waiting for confirmation on the number of deaths and injuries from state police.

Wilmore says the current student involved is a senior. Grief counselors have already been called in to the school.