Virginia State Police investigating fatal crash in Amherst County

Published: Jan. 23, 2018 at 3:12 PM EST
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Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal crash that happened at approximately 4:50 p.m. on January 22 in Amherst County.

According to State Police, 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.

Police say the driver, Kaylynn N. Gardner, 18, of Amherst, Va. was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say she was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.