Amherst : VSP Investigating Fatal 4th Of July Crash : Updated 3:15 PM


Near Fletchers Level Road On Route 29
Amherst County, Virginia

3:15 PM update:

“Virginia State Police Trooper L.B. Dowell is investigating a single-vehicle crash in Amherst County. The crash occurred at 7:30 p.m., July 4, 2017, on Route 29, less than a mile south of Fletchers Level Road.

A 2007 Subaru Legacy was traveling south on Route 29 when it ran off the right side of the road in order to avoid striking a deer. The vehicle struck a tree.

The driver, Mery Diaz-Campos, 42, of Revere, Mass., died at the scene. She was wearing a seatbelt.

The crash remains under investigation.

Corinne N. Geller
Public Relations Director
Virginia State Police”

“At 9:17 p.m., Tuesday (July 4), Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Route 29 near Fletchers Level Road in Amherst County. A vehicle ran off the road and down an embankment. There is one confirmed fatality. The crash remains under investigation at this time.

Corinne N. Geller
Public Relations Director
Virginia State Police”

This story will be updated when additional information becomes available.


  1. THANKS for the news it’s very sad the holiday HAD TO end LIKE that for someone. The blue ridge Mrs OF vs ARE so beautiful n WE love Nelson county n Buckingham ECT WE LOVE Shylur vs n surrounding area HOPE to visitnin dept n STAY a week in dcottsville area Charlottesville n area WE are a part of the Hammer FAMILY N MISS Earl SO MUCH n SPEACIAL THANKS to the musium n PEOPLE there that are so kind


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