18-year-old woman dies after crashing in Franklin County

Happened on Hardy Road

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – An 18-year-old woman lost her life after crashing in Franklin County Thursday night, according to Virginia State Police.

Authorities say at about 8:25 p.m., Claire Elizabeth Overstreet, of Moneta, was driving south in a 2010 Ford Escape on Hardy Road, which is just one mile south of Route 122. Then, she crossed the centerline of the road, ran off the left side and hit a tree. The vehicle caught on fire shortly after.

Overstreet was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and died at the scene, according to State Police.

Officers say the crash remains under investigation.

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