Charlotte County crash leaves one dead, another injured


CHARLOTTE CO., Va. – One person was killed and another was injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday in Charlotte County, according to Virginia State Police.

Police said the two-vehicle crash happened Tuesday at 9:46 a.m. on George Washington Highway in Charlotte County.

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We’re told a 2010 Mercury Grand Marquis was traveling westbound on Route 40 when it ran off the right side of the road, overcorrected, crossed the centerline, and struck a 2015 Ford Mustang traveling eastbound.

The driver of the Grand Marquis, 81-year-old Louise Walton, died at the scene. The 36-year-old driver of the Mustang suffered minor injuries.

VSP said the crash remains under investigation.

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