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If you drive about five hours southwest of McLean, you will arrive in Bland County, Virginia. The Appalachian area is one of the least populated counties in the commonwealth.

It is also the site of a recent hit-and-run pedestrian accident that left two women dead. The 27-year-old driver has been charged with three felony counts of hit-and-run, reckless driving and also failure to report an accident.

According to Virginia State Police, three women were taking their daily morning walk shortly before 9 a.m. The women were walking along a road when they heard a vehicle coming in their direction. Police say the women went single-file into the ditch line.

The approaching Ford Thunderbird went off the side of the road and right toward them. The first woman was able to get out of the car's way, but her two companions were not as fortunate. The two women, 69 and 66 years old, were hit by the oncoming car.

Police said both of them died of their injuries at the scene.

The woman who managed to get out of the way was later treated for minor injuries.

Police said that their subsequent investigation of the pedestrian crash took officers to a nearby residence where they spotted the Ford Thunderbird and found the driver. He was then taken into custody.

We do not yet know why he veered off of the road, but we do know that in many similar cases, intoxication or distraction are often causes of these kinds of wrecks. A McLean personal injury attorney can help you pursue full compensation for damages in a pedestrian accident.

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