Charges are pending in fatal Buckingham County crash

Published 1:48 pm Thursday, January 4, 2024

One person is dead and Virginia State Police (VSP) officials say they’re continuing an investigation into what caused a fatal Buckingham County crash. 

Troopers were called out to the scene at 1:51 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 1. According to VSP officials, a 2006 Buick Rendezvous was traveling southbound on Route 24, one mile south of Community Road, when suddenly the vehicle went off the road to the right and struck a tree. 

A passenger in the vehicle, 33-year-old Kevin B. Leonard, died at the scene. The Spout Spring resident was not wearing a seat belt, said Matthew Demlein. He serves as a public relations manager for Virginia State Police. 

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Demlein added that the vehicle’s driver, 32-year-old Brittany Leonard of Concord, suffered serious injuries in the crash and was taken to the hospital for treatment. Demlein added that charges are pending in the case.