Student-Death

A freshman at Virginia Tech from Stephens City has died from injuries she suffered in an accident April 26 near Roanoke.

Virginia State Police say 18-year-old Ashley Kruegar was one of six Virginia Tech students riding in a Ford Explorer that went out of control on Interstate 81, ran into the median and rolled.

Kruegar died yesterday at Carilion Memorial Hospital in Roanoke. The 19-year-old student who was driving the Explorer has been charged with reckless driving. Police believe he fell asleep at the wheel.


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