A Covington woman was killed Wednesday night in an accident on Route 18 in Alleghany County.

Virginia State Police believe Iris Lea Rogers, 67, may have suffered a medical emergency at the time of the crash.

The accident happened around 9:45 p.m. on Route 18, a tenth of a mile north of Route 616.

Rogers’ 2009 Chevrolet Impala as headed north on Route 18 when she went off the road and hit a tree. She was wearing a seat belt.

Rogers was pronounced dead after being taken to LewisGale Hospital Alleghany.