UPDATE: Pedestrian dies after hit by vehicle in Amherst County Friday night, State Police say

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AMHERST COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Following the vehicle crash in Amherst County that led to the closure of Route 29 Business Friday night, Virginia State Police announced that a Madison Heights pedestrian died in the crash.

According to police, the crash took place at 8:26 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 14, in the 4900 block of South Amherst Highway/Route 29 Business in Madison Heights.

Virginia State Police say a 2008 Toyota Scion was heading north in the right lane of South Amherst Highway when a pedestrian walked across the travel lane. However, the driver of the Scion was not able to avoid hitting the woman, officials say. It was reportedly raining at the time of the crash.

Police announced on Saturday, Aug. 15, that the pedestrian — Mary P. Peters of Madison Heights — died at the scene of the crash. Meanwhile, the driver of the Scion — identified as a 55-year-old woman from Madison Heights — was not injured in the crash, according to Virginia State police. 

The crash is part of an ongoing investigation. 

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