FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – A 25-year-old woman died in a crash in Franklin County, according to Virginia State Police.
Authorities said the accident happened Friday just before 7:30 a.m. on Morewood Road near Chestnut Creek.
Melissa Leonard, of Moneta, was driving her Toyota Camry west on Morewood Road at a high rate of speed when she lost control, ran off the right side of the road and hit a fence, police said.
Leonard was wearing her seatbelt and died at the scene, according to State Police.
Authorities said there was a man who was in the car as a passenger who was not hurt in the crash.
The crash remains under investigation.