Whitmell School Rd. Wreck

A 2019 CHS graduate was recently involved in a fatal car wreck on Whitmell School Road.

At 12:33 AM, a Ford F150 pickup truck driven by Cody Barbour ran off the road and flipped over. DeAndre Smallwood, a recent graduate of Galileo, died at the scene. He was one of two passengers in the front with Barbour. None were  wearing seat belts.

Three other passengers were riding in the bed of the truck.

According to police reports, alcohol and speed may have been factors contributing to the crash.

Five passengers, including the driver,  were injured.

Three people and the driver were taken to Danville SOVAH Health, and the remaining passenger was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with life threatening injuries.

According to the police reports, the charges are still pending.