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Woman dead after being hit by a car on U.S. 29

All north and southbound lanes closed as of 11:40 p.m.

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AMHERST COUNTY, Va. – UPDATE:

Virginia State Police say the crash resulted in the death of a woman after a 2008 Toyota Scion was traveling north in the right lane of South Amherst Highway when a woman walked across the travel lane. The Scion was unable to avoid the woman.

Mary Peters of Madison Heights died at the scene.

The driver of the Scion was not injured in the crash.


Drivers on U.S. 29 Business in Amherst County can expect delays on Friday night.

A crash is causing backups near Route 1040 East and Route 163 North. VDOT asks drivers to avoid the area if possible.

As of 11:40 p.m., first responders were at the scene and all north and southbound lanes were closed, according to VDOT. All southbound lanes are closed at Seminole Drive (Route 681).