Name released of woman killed in crash in Franklin County

Authorities say that a total of eight people were taken to the hospital after a van crashed on Highway 90. (MGN Image)
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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) - Virginia State Police have released the name of a woman killed in a Monday morning crash.

The crash happened about 8 a.m. on Route 671, one tenth of a mile south of Route 1143 in Franklin County.

Police say the driver of a Nissan Pathfinder was traveling north on Route 671, and ran off the right side of the road, overcorrected, crossed the road and hit a tree.

67-year-old Nila Pizarro of Glade Hill was pronounced dead at the scene; she had not been wearing a seat belt.

The crash remains under investigation.