Route 29 in Amherst County reopens after fatal crash

A woman was hit and killed early Saturday morning

All lanes on Route 29 in Amherst County have reopened after a woman was hit and killed in a crash Saturday morning.

AMHERST COUNTY, Va.UPDATE

All lanes on Route 29 in Amherst County have reopened after a woman was hit and killed in a crash Saturday morning.

This comes after state police responded to the Route 29 Bypass at the Galts Mill Road overpass to investigate the death of a female who had been struck.

Authorities are asking anyone who may have seen a female on the Route 29 Bypass or walking on Galts Mill Road prior to 6 a.m. or has any information to share to please contact state police at 434-352-7128 or questions@vsp.virginia.gov.


ORIGINAL STORY

Virginia State Police say a woman was hit and killed early Saturday morning forcing portions of route 29 in Amherst County to be shut down.

State police responded to the Route 29 Bypass at the Galts Mill Road overpass to investigate the death of a female who had been struck.

VDOT says all Southbound and Northbound lanes on US-29 6.1 miles north of US-460 are closed.

Traffic is being detoured off of Route US-29 South, onto Route 130 West, onto US-29 business South, onto Route 210 East, and then back onto US-29 South. Traffic is being detoured of of Route US-29 North onto Route 130 East, onto US-29 business North, onto Route 210 West, and then back onto US-29 North.

The woman’s body will be transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Roanoke for an autopsy, examination and positive identification.

State police is asking anyone who may have seen a female on the Route 29 Bypass or walking on Galts Mill Road prior to 6 a.m., or has any information to share to please contact state police at 434-352-7128 or questions@vsp.virginia.gov.

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