Update: Police ID Woman Killed in Danville Accident

Update: 1:10 p.m.:

Danville, VA - Danville Police have identified the woman who died as Rebecca Richardson, 54, of Chatham.


Danville, VA - A woman was killed in a crash in Danville Friday morning.

Officers say the driver, a woman in her mid-50s, was thrown from her SUV after she hit a pole.

The accident happened at the intersection of Piney Forest Road and Franklin Turnpike around 8 a.m.

One nurse's aide says that she heard the crash and was on the scene within minutes trying to help.

"It's nothing that you want to see nothing that you want anyone else to see, because it was really bad. This is one of the worst things that I've ever seen in my life. I don't want anybody to see this," said Sieara Anderson.

Family members have not released the identity of the woman yet.