Medical emergency a possibility in fatal Amherst crash

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AMHERST COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – Virginia State Police say a medical emergency may explain a single-vehicle fatal crash in Amherst County Sunday.

They say 55-year-old Melvin L. Dillard was wearing a seat belt but died at the scene; Route 130 at Mt. Sinai Road. They say he was traveling east on Route 130 in a 1999 Ford F-250 pickup truck when he ran off the right side of the road, struck an embankment and highway sign, crossed back over the highway, then ran off the left side and struck a guardrail.

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