Pittsylvania County, VA (January 25, 2023) – Emergency officials were called to the scene of an accident that took place in Pittsylvania County late Monday morning that claimed the life of a 66-year-old woman.
On January 23, the Virginia State Police received a notification that a traffic crash had occurred on Route 41.
Preliminary investigations from VSP show that at approximately 11:36 a.m., a Toyota Corolla was pulling out on the Tuscarora Village Shopping Center, located in the area of Route 41 and Route 719. For reasons unknown, the vehicle was struck by a Ford edge, which was being driven by a 17-year-old from Danville, Virginia. The Ford was traveling north on Route 41 at the time of the accident.
The 66-year-old driver of the Toyota, identified as Sheila Powell of Danville, Virginia, was fatally hurt in the crash. Emergency crews arrived at the scene and pronounced the woman deceased.
The driver of the Ford was injured and transported to a local hospital for emergency care.
The Virginia State Police are investigating the crash.
We hope the team injured in this crash recovers quickly. Our condolences are with the family of Sheila Powell at this time.
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