Amherst : 18 Year Old Killed In Traffic Accident In Lowesville

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Lowesville / Near Temperance Elementary
Amherst County, Virginia

Virginia State Police Release on Tuesday afternoon – 1.23.18

At approximately 4:50 p.m. yesterday (Jan. 22), Virginia State Police were called to the scene of a fatal crash in Amherst County.

A 2003 Ford Focus was traveling south on Route 778 near the intersection of Route 627 when it crossed the center line and collided head-on with a 2013 Freightliner Columbia 120 tractor trailer.

The sedan driver – Kaylynn N. Gardner, 18, of Amherst, Va. – was pronounced dead at the scene. She was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

No charges were placed. The crash remains under investigation.

Susan Rowland
Public Relations Coordinator
Virginia State Police

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