Martinsville Woman Dies In Car Accident

Henry County, Va. - State Police are investigating a fatal accident that happened Monday afternoon in Henry County.

Troopers say the around 2:20 p.m., 72 year old Virginia McPeak of Martinsville was driving west on Route 657 when she ran through the intersection striking an embankment adjacent to the intersection.

She then traveled through a field coming to rest in a wood line.

Investigators say McPeak was wearing a safety belt at the time of the crash but was pronounced dead at the scene.