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VSP Called to Scene of Fatal Car Accident in Nelson County

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Virginia State Police Press Release:

Around 12:30 p.m. today (Nov. 13), Virginia State Police was called to the scene of a fatal, single-vehicle crash in Nelson County.

A 2005 Hyundai sedan was traveling northbound on Route 29 about two miles north of Route 6 (River Road) when the driver lost control of the vehicle, ran off the left side of the road and struck a guardrail. The impact caused the vehicle to spin and strike an embankment.

The driver – Maria H. Wood, 51, of Arrington, Va. – was pronounced dead at the scene. She was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. There were no passengers inside the vehicle.

The crash remains under investigation.