Lynchburg College Student Killed in Car Accident

Melissa Smith

Appomattox Co., VA - An 18-year-old Lynchburg College student died in a car accident on Sunday.

State Police say Melissa Smith passed away at the scene on Wheelers Spring Road Sunday afternoon, about 3:15 p.m. According to investigators, Smith ran off the road and overcorrected, later hitting an embankment, causing her car to flip. Police say she was not wearing a seat belt. Smith is from Pamplin and was a junior at L-C.

According to a college spokeswoman, the Chaplain's Office and Counseling Center are available for students who need help.