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16-year-old girl dies, two hospitalized after Rockbridge County crash

Jamie Martin was a student at Rockbridge County High School

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, Va. – A 16-year-old Lexington girl is dead after a crash Wednesday evening in Rockbridge County.

The crash happened at the intersection of Old Buena Vista Road and Forest Grove Road in Rockbridge County at 5:13 p.m., according to state police.

A 2003 Toyota Camry was traveling south on Forest Grove Road when police say the driver failed to yield the right of way at the intersection of Old Buena Vista Road to a 2005 Ford F-250, which hit the Toyota.

Jamie Martin, who was driving the Toyota, was wearing her seat belt and died at the scene, according to police. The male passenger in her car was injured and taken to the hospital.

According to friends, Martin was a junior at Rockbridge County High School. She's described as a loving person with too many friends to count. Numerous people posted on Facebook expressing their sympathies and sharing memories.

"She had the most beautiful soul, she was the sweetest person you'd ever meet in your whole life, she would five the shirt off her back for anybody, anyone," friend Trevor Johnson told 10 News. "She had so much going for herself, she was such a smart kid."

The 19-year-old driver of the pickup truck was wearing his seat belt and police say he was taken to the hospital to be treated.

The Virginia State Police Crash Reconstruction Team was called to assist with the crash.

The crash remains under investigation. 


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