Buchanan woman killed in head-on crash

Published: Jul. 2, 2022 at 6:46 AM EDT
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BUCHANAN, Va. (WDBJ) - A Buchanan woman was killed in a crash Friday evening.

Linda Watson Wickline, 63, died at the scene of the crash on Route 11, near Kessler Lane, just outside Buchanan in Botetourt County.

Wickline was a member of the family that runs the Sunflower Festival in Botetourt County each year.

Virginia State Police say the crash happened shortly after 5 p.m. Friday, when the driver of a Nissan Versa, headed south on Route 11, crossed the double yellow line and hit a Chevrolet Silverado head-on.

Wickline was driving the Nissan. The driver of the Chevrolet was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries received in the crash.

Investigators say drugs and alcohol were not a factor in the crash.

Virginia State Police are investigating to determine why Wickline crossed into oncoming traffic.

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