78-year-old Pittsylvania County woman dies in crash

The driver was hurt


PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. – A 78-year-old woman has died after a crash in Pittsylvania County.

It happened around 7:20 p.m. on Route 729 in Pittsylvania County, near the intersection with Route 659. 

State police say a 2012 Jeep Compass was traveling south on Route 729 when the vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign, crossing over Route 659. It hit an embankment and flipped. 

The Jeep was driven by Dallas Henry Massey, of Keeling, Va.  He was wearing his seat belt and was taken to Danville Regional Medical Center.  

The passenger, Earline Colvard Massey, 78, of Keeling, Va. was wearing her seat belt and was transported by helicopter to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where she later died.

The crash is under investigation.