LEBANON, Va. — A Virginia man was arraigned Tuesday morning in Russell County following the deaths of two people last week in a crash.
Treymane Ferguson, 51, of Ruther Glen, Virginia, was in Russell County General District Court, according to county Commonwealth’s Attorney Zack Stoots. Ferguson, who’s been charged with reckless driving and obstruction of justice — because police said he refused to give a blood sample — requested a court-appointed counsel, and he continues to be held without bail.
“No additional charges have been made, but this is an ongoing investigation, which is being conducted by the Virginia State Police,” Stoots said.
On Friday night, the VSP said Ferguson was traveling the wrong way on U.S. Highway 19 when he crashed into another vehicle driven by Brian Barnes, 46, who received minor injuries. A 13-year-old female passenger is being treated in Wake Forest, North Carolina, for life-threatening injuries, VSP said. Passenger Candace R. Barnes, 47, died at the scene, while another passenger, Brenda Fields, 66, died at Johnston Memorial Hospital, VSP said.