11/15/2022 AM News Break
By Andrew Rice
In local news, an App State student set a record as the youngest-ever House of Delegates candidate. According to The Appalachian, Zach Coltrain, a 20-year-old music major at App State, is campaigning for Virginia’s 98th House of Delegates district. Coltrain is from Virginia Beach, one of the localities in the district. Coltrain will be going up against Republican Barry Knight for representation of the district. The election is set to take place on November 7th, 2023.
In state news, four people were killed in a head on collision on highway 70 Sunday night. According to ABC11, the driver responsible was driving on the wrong side of the road when he crashed into a vehicle holding four people. The driver responsible and 3 of the victims died due to the crash. One passenger from the crash is currently being treated for his wounds. Authorities say it is still unclear why the responsible driver was driving the wrong way but alcohol has been ruled out as a potential factor.
In national news, three football players were killed and two more people were injured following a shooting at the University of Virginia late Sunday night. According to NPR, the shooter was apprehended Monday morning after a manhunt that lasted 12 hours and involved multiple law enforcement agencies. According to the university president, the shooting occurred on a charter bus full of students returning from a field trip to see a play. Police say the three victims were found dead on the scene. While the manhunt occurred, students and staff sheltered in place for 12 hours. In the wake of the tragedy, the university and schools throughout the county were closed for the day.