Amherst woman dies in Route 151 accident

Amherst CountyFrom State Police: Virginia State Police Trooper P.M. Bourque is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash in Amherst County. The crash occurred at 7:30 a.m., on Route 151 near Turkey Mountain Road. A 2004 Honda Civic was pulling forward from a private driveway onto Route 151 when it failed to yield to a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee traveling north on Route 151. The Cherokee was unable to brake in time to avoid striking the Honda. The two vehicles collided and came to rest in the southbound lanes of Route 151. The driver of the Honda, Maria Magdalena Anavia-Roman, 36, of Amherst, Va., died at the scene. Her three children were passengers in the Honda at the time of the crash. A 6-year-old, 12-year-old and 14-year-old were all transported to Lynchburg General Hospital. One of the children was then flown to UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville for treatment of life-threatening injuries. The adult female driver of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and her child passenger suffered minor injuries in the crash. The crash remains under investigation.

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