UPDATE: A second person has died from a head-on crash Tuesday in Franklin County. State Police say 58-year-old Rebecca Wright died yesterday under hospital treatment. Troopers say the SUV she was driving crossed Route 122 near Burnt Chimney and struck a car heading the other way. The car’s driver, 75-year-old Doris Jones of Rocky Mount died at the scene.
PREVIOUSLY: A fatal head-on collision this afternoon in Franklin County. State Police say it happened on State Route 122 near Wirtz Road in the Burnt Chimney area. Troopers say a SUV crossed the roadway, striking a Toyota Camry head on, killing the Camry’s driver. Police identify her as 75-year-old Doris Jones of Rocky Mount. No word whether charges may be placed against the SUV driver, 58-year-old Rebecca Wright of Collinsville.
From State Police: FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – Virginia State Police Senior Trooper D. H. Cepelnik is investigating a motor vehicle crash which resulted in a fatality. The crash occurred at 2:00 p.m. (Dec 19), on Route 122, one tenth of a mile north of Route 697 in Franklin County. A 2018 Chevrolet Equinox was traveling south on Route 122, when the vehicle crossed the center line and struck a 2005 Toyota Camry which was traveling north on Route 122. The 2018 Chevrolet was driven by Rebecca Shively Wright, 58, of Collinsville, Va. Ms. Wright was wearing her seatbelt and was transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for injuries received in the crash. The 2005 Toyota was driven by Doris Pauline Jones, 75, of Rocky Mount, Va. Ms. Jones was wearing her seatbelt and died at the scene. The State Police Crash Reconstruction Team was called to assist. The crash remains under investigation.