The Franklin News-Post|
P. O. Box 250
310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
Monday, February 18, 2013
By K.A. WAGONER - Staff Writer
Television meteorologist Jamey Singleton was seriously injured in a head-on collision on Route 122 in Bedford County this morning.
Singleton, 34, of Rocky Mount was traveling north on Route 122 in a 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse when the car crossed the center line and crashed head-on into a delivery truck, according to Sgt. Rob Carpentieri with the Virginia State Police.
Singleton had to be extricated from his vehicle, Carpentieri said. He was airlifted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The hospital is not releasing information on his condition, according to spokesperson Allison Buth.
But Singleton's employer, WSET 13 in Lynchburg, included the following statement on its website:
WSET would like to thank our viewers for the thoughts and concerns expressed for Jamey Singleton.
Jamey's family reports to us that while his condition remains serious, he is alert and communicating.
They are also grateful for the caring prayers expressed by those who count Jamey as a friend.
The driver and passenger in the Schwan's delivery truck were also transported to Roanoke Memorial via ambulance, Carpentieri said.
All three men were wearing seat belts.
Singleton has been charged with reckless driving, Carpentieri said.
The crash occurred about 9:49 a.m. this morning on Route 122 at the intersection of Stony Fork Road, while Singleton was on his way to work in Lynchburg, Carpentieri said.
Singleton is a meterologist for WSET 13 and formerly wrote a weather column for the News-Post.