One hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after crash on US-29 in Amherst County

Police say car overturned, caught fire

By Samantha Smith - Digital Content Producer

AMHERST COUNTY, Va. - UPDATE

One person is in the hospital after a crash on US-29 in Amherst County, according to Virginia State Police. 

Authorities say the single-vehicle crash happened around 6:30 Wednesday morning on the US-29 bypass near Exit 210 when a car overturned and caught fire. 

One person has been taken to Lynchburg General Hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries, according to police.

Authorities say the crash remains under investigation. 

US-29 South is still closed and one lane of US-29 North is open.  


ORIGINAL STORY

Authorities say a vehicle fire has closed both directions of US-29 in Amherst County. 

The incident is near the Old Town Connector and has closed the highway from VA-130 to VA-210, also known as Riverview Road. 

Officials are asking drivers to take an alternate route. Traffic is being detoured to Route 210 and US-29 Business. 

Authorities did not have information on how many people were involved with the incident or if they were injured. 

There is no timeline for when the road will be open again. 

 

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