UPDATE: Woman dead after hit by vehicle in Amherst County; Route 29 reopened

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

UPDATE 10:56 a.m.: VDOT says the police activity has been cleared from U.S. Route 29 and all lanes are back open following a woman’s death along the bypass in Amherst County Saturday morning.

AMHERST COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Police are investigating after a woman was fatally struck along U.S. Route 29 in Amherst County Saturday morning.

Virginia State Police say they were dispatched to the Route 29 Bypass at the Galts Mill Road overpass shortly before 6 a.m. on Saturday, May 29 to investigate the death of a woman who had been hit.

According to police, the woman’s remains will be brought to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Roanoke for autopsy, examination, and positive identification. 

If you saw a woman on the Route 29 Bypass or walking on Galts Mill Road before 6 a.m. on Saturday, or have any other information about the incident, you are asked to call Virginia State Police at (434) 352-7128 or email questions@vsp.virginia.gov

Meanwhile, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) says the northbound and southbound lanes of Route 29 are closed near Galts Mill Road at this time, so motorists are asked to expect delays or use alternate routes.

Northbound Route 29 traffic is being detoured onto Route 130 East, onto Route 29 Business North, onto Route 210 West, and back onto Route 29 North.

As for southbound Route 29 motorists, they are being detoured onto Route 130 West, onto Route 29 Business South, onto Route 210 East, and back onto Route 29 South.

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