80-year-old killed in Pittsylvania County crash

One person was killed after a weekend crash in Pittsylvania County. 

It happened on October 27, just before 4 p.m. on Route 29 at its intersection with Carter Lodge Road. 

A Dodge Caravan was making a right turn onto Route 29 from Cater Lodge Road when it was hit by a Chevy Tahoe that was going north on Route 29.  

The Dodge was driven by 80-year-old Emma Barksdale from Vernon Hill.  She was wearing her seatbelt and died at the scene.  There was a passenger in her car that was taken to the hospital.  

The Chevy was driven by Jacen Hamilton from Thomasville, North Carolina.  He and two passengers were also taken to the hospital for their injuries.  

Here is the press release: 

PITTSYVANIA, Va. – Virginia State Police Trooper K. N. Isom is investigating a two vehicle fatal crash that resulted in a fatality. The crash occurred on October 27, 2017 at 3:55 p.m. on Route 29, at the intersection with Carter Lodge Road in Pittsylvania County.

A 1995 Dodge Caravan was making a right turn onto Route 29 from Carter Lodge Road, when the Dodge was struck by a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe traveling north on Route 29.

The 1995 Dodge was driven by Emma Belle Barksdale, 80, of Vernon Hill, Va. Ms. Barksdale was wearing her seatbelt and died at the scene. There was one passenger in the vehicle that was also injured and transported to the hospital.

The 2003 Chevrolet was driven by Jacen David Hamilton, 53, of Thomasville, Nc. Mr. Hamilton was wearing his seatbelt and was transported for injuries received in the crash. There were also two passengers in the vehicle that were also injured and transported to the hospital.

The crash remains under investigation. 


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