Three Virginia teen-agers died Friday night after their pickup truck veered off Va. Rte. 729 in Culpeper County and smashed into a tree at an apparently excessive speed, Virginia State Police said.

Police yesterday identified the victims as Robert A. Peregoy, 19, the driver, and John K. Dyer, 16, and Vickie Sue Crumpler, 16, all residents of Orange County.

Trooper Durwin Powell said none of the three, all seated in front, appeared to have been wearing seatbelts. "But I don't think it would have made any difference."

Powell said Peregoy and Dyer were killed instantly when the 1966 Ford pickup ran off the right side of the narrow, winding road about five miles northwest of the Culpeper town limits.

Crumpler, who was seated in the middle, died shortly after the 7:20 p.m. accident before a helicopter could reach the scene, Powell said.

The truck apparently was heading north at high speed when it approached a curve and ran into the tree, Powell said. The impact knocked the engine 28 feet from the truck, he said.

It was the second Virginia accident in as many days involving multiple fatalities, state police said.

On Thursday night, four women were killed in Fauquier County when a tractor-trailer driven by an Indiana man veered across narrow U.S. Rte. 17, colliding with their car, Trooper William G. Raborg said.

The driver of the 18-wheel truck is being held in the county jail on four counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of reckless driving. 3 Va. Teen-Agers Killed In Culpeper Pickup Crash

Three Virginia teen-agers died Friday night after their pickup truck veered off Va. Rte. 729 in Culpeper County and smashed into a tree at an apparently excessive speed, Virginia State Police said.

Police yesterday identified the victims as Robert A. Peregoy, 19, the driver, and John K. Dyer, 16, and Vickie Sue Crumpler, 16, all residents of Orange County.

Trooper Durwin Powell said none of the three, all seated in front, appeared to have been wearing seatbelts. "But I don't think it would have made any difference."

Powell said Peregoy and Dyer were killed instantly when the 1966 Ford pickup ran off the right side of the narrow, winding road about five miles northwest of the Culpeper town limits.

Crumpler, who was seated in the middle, died shortly after the 7:20 p.m. accident before a helicopter could reach the scene, Powell said.

The truck apparently was heading north at high speed when it approached a curve and ran into the tree, Powell said. The impact knocked the engine 28 feet from the truck, he said.

It was the second Virginia accident in as many days involving multiple fatalities, state police said.

On Thursday night, four women were killed in Fauquier County when a tractor-trailer driven by an Indiana man veered across narrow U.S. Rte. 17, colliding with their car, Trooper William G. Raborg said.

The driver of the 18-wheel truck is being held in the county jail on four counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of reckless driving.