Franklin, VA (December 16, 2020) – Courtney Wade, 49, of Martinsville lost her life in a fatal collision that occurred on US 220 in Franklin this past Saturday, December 12. Betty Wade, 74, sustained serious injuries in the accident.
The crash occurred at approximately 11:25 a.m. when the 2012 Toyota Camry the women were riding in was headed north on US 220 in the left lane near Fork Mountain Road. The Camry, for unknown reasons, crossed the center line and struck a 2016 Peterbilt tractor-trailer that was traveling in the right lane.
Information provided by authorities stated that the force of the impact forced the Camry off the left side of the road where it struck a culvert in the median and overturned. The driver of the Camry, Betty Wade, was transported to a nearby medical center with injuries deemed serious in nature.
Courtney Wade was transported to Carolin Franklin Memorial Hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries and passed away. She was ejected from the vehicle during the crash.
The driver of the Peterbilt was stated to have not sustained any injuries in the accident. The accident remains under local law enforcement investigation at this time.
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