State Police investigating after fatal Route 40 accident

Published 3:47 pm Friday, June 21, 2024

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One person is dead and an investigation is ongoing after a two-vehicle crash on Tuesday, June 18. According to Virginia State Police, this happened at 9:46 a.m. on Route 40 in Charlotte County. 

VSP officials say based on their data so far, a 2010 Mercury Grand Marquis was heading westbound on Route 40 when it ran off the right side of the road. The vehicle then overcorrected, crossed the center line and hit a 2015 Ford Mustang that was traveling eastbound. 

The driver of the Grand Marquis, 81-year-old Louise C. Walton of Keysville, died at the scene. The driver of the Mustang, 36-year-old Krystal M. Hudson of Keysville, suffered minor injuries. Both women were wearing their seatbelt, VSP officials say. 

The crash remains under investigation.