Madison Heights woman dead in Amherst County crash Monday evening

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

AMHERST COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – Virginia State Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that occurred near the intersection of Wright Shop Road and Penn Lane in Amherst County.

Police say the crash occurred a little before 6 p.m. on Monday, May 31 when a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling south on Wright Shop Road when it ran off the right side of the road.

The driver, Debra L. Jackson, 59, of Madison Heights, overcorrected and traveled into the northbound lanes, overcorrected again and overturned and collided with an embankment off the right side of the road.

Jackson was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from the vehicle.

Police say she died at the scene.

VSP continues to investigate the cause of this crash.

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