UPDATE 10:56 a.m. (7/8/22): The superintendent of Grayson County Public Schools has shared the name of the teenage girl who died in a crash along Route 805 Wednesday afternoon.

According to Superintendent Kelly B. Wilmore, 17-year-old Icyonna Wright was a rising high school senior in Grayson County.

Please pray for our Grayson County Community and our high school students. Especially those in the class of 2023. We lost a wonderful young lady yesterday in a tragic car accident. Icyonna Wright was a Straight A student, who lived to serve others. She was what’s good about the world. We will miss her dearly.

Our school counselors are working today if any students are in need of grief counseling. Mt. Rogers counselors are on call all weekend as well, if your child needs assistance. Hug your child. Prayers to the Wright family.

Statement posted on Facebook on July 7, 2022 by Grayson County Public Schools Superintendent Kelly B. Wilmore

A GoFundMe has been set up to help Wright’s family pay for funeral arrangements. As of this writing, donors have raised $6,600 toward the $10,000 goal.



GRAYSON COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia State Police (VSP) are investigating a deadly crash that took the life of a teenager on Wednesday in Grayson County.

It happened on Wednesday, July 6 at 12:30 p.m. on Route 805. Police say the driver in a 2005 Chevrolet Suburban was heading north on Route 805 when they came around a curve, crossed into the southbound lane, and hit another vehicle head-on.

According to authorities, the crash caused the Suburban to spin out of control and overturn. The other car — a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt — ran off the road and hit a fence.

When police arrived, they found the driver of the Cobalt, a 17-year-old girl from Grayson County, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other driver — identified by officials as 90-year-old Helen C. Cook of Elk Creek — was taken to a hospital to be treated for serious injuries.

Police tell WFXR News both drivers were wearing a seat belts.

The crash is under investigation and charges are pending, according to VSP.