Fatal accident in Bedford County

(Bedford County, Va.) — State Police say there were fewer accidents on Virginia roads this Thanksgiving weekend and they credit an increased presence by law enforcement across the state.

A Bedford County wreck left one man died and two others were injured, after the SUV they were riding in crashed around 10:30 Thursday night. Adam Kendall of Axton was driving a 2000 Toytota 4-Runner on Route 842 when the vehicle crossed the center line, ran off the left side of the roadway, went down an embankment and crashed into several trees.

Kendall, 30, was taken to the hospital for treatment. Two other passengers, Eric Gerner and Daniel Yardley, were injured, one fatally. Troopers say Gerner was wearing a seatbelt, while Yardley was not. Yardley, 39, died at the scene.