Virginia's top mental health official dies after crash

The top mental health official in Virginia has died from injuries he suffered in a three-car traffic accident in which an 18-year-old woman was killed

Northam said, "Not only was Dr. Melton a devoted public servant and physician, I considered him a friend."

Virginia State Police say Melton's car on Wednesday bumped a car in front of him on State Route 254, crossed the center line and collided head-on with a car driven by Hailey Green of Staunton. Green was pronounced dead at the scene.

State police said the driver of the third car wasn't injured.