AMHERST COUNTY, Va. - An 18-year-old driver is dead after a crash Monday afternoon in Amherst County, according to Virginia State Police.
Police were called to the fatal crash around 4:50 p.m. Monday in Amherst County.
Police said a Ford Focus was heading south on Route 778 near the intersection of Route 627 when it crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a Freightliner Columbia 120 tractor-trailer.
The Ford's driver, identified by VSP as Kaylynn Gardner, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said she was not wearing a seat belt at the time.
Gardner was a student at Amherst County High School, 10 News has learned.
No charges were placed as the crash remains under investigation, police said.
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