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Driver killed after car hit embankment in Amherst County Sunday evening

AMHERST COUNTY, Va. – State police are investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash on Route 130 at Mt. Sinai Road in Amherst County. 

Police say a Ford F-250 pickup truck was driving east on Route 130 at 6:15 p.m. Sunday. The truck hit an embankment and a highway sign before crossing back over the highway. The driver then ran off the left side and hit a guardrail. 

The driver was identified as Melvin Dillard, 55, of Amherst, Va. He died at the scene. He was wearing a seat belt. 

The crash remains under investigation. A medical emergency is being investigated as a possible factor in the crash. 


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