86-year-old woman dead, another hospitalized following crash on Leesville Road in Lynchburg

Drivers are asked to use an alternate route and avoid the area



The Lynchburg Police Department is investigating a multiple vehicle crash that left one dead Sunday on Leesville Road.

Police said at 2:24 p.m., LPD officers and the Lynchburg Fire Department responded to the intersection of Del Ray Circle and Leesville Road for a three-vehicle crash.

When authorities arrived on the scene, one driver, an 86-year-old woman from Lynchburg, had already succumbed to her injuries, LPD said.

We’re told one other person from another vehicle was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital.

Authorities said the investigation remains active and ongoing.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact Officer Bauserman with the Traffic Safety Unit at (434) 455-6047 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900. Enter an anonymous tip online here or use the P3 app on a mobile device.


The 700 block of Leesville Road is blocked until further notice, according to the Lynchburg Department of Emergency Services.

Drivers are asked to use an alternate route.

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