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Route 43 crash being investigated

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The Virginia State Police is continuing its investigation into a traffic crash this morning that occurred around 8:20 am on Route 43 just north of Route 838 Bedford County. The investigation revealed that 2003 Chevrolet Tracker which was traveling northbound on Route 43 crossed the center line and struck a 2007 Ford Taurus which was traveling southbound head-on.

The operator of the Tracker Brian Boyd Clyburn, age 36, of Bedford, Virginia was not wearing a safety belt at the time of the crash and he was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for his injuries. The driver of of the Taurus Lloyd Houston Blake, age 79, of Bedford, Virginia was wearing a safety belt at the time of the crash was also airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for his injuries. Brian Clyburn was charged with reckless driving as a result of the crash.

No further details regarding the crash are available at this time.