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US 460 crash claims life of Brookneal woman

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Driver of other vehicle charged with making improper turn

By Tom Wilmoth

 

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Virginia State Police Senior Trooper G. D. Musgove is investigating a fatal crash that occurred at 8:33 a.m., February 2, 2017 on US 460, just east of Owens Market in Bedford County.

A 1994 Kenworth tractor trailer was traveling west on US 460 in the right lane and was allegedly making an improper turn from the right hand travel lane to the crossover, a report from the VSP stated. A 2014 Kia Soul was also traveling west in the right travel lane and struck the tractor trailer in the rear. The accident occurred in the right eastbound travel lane.

The 1994 Kenworth was driven by Robert Louis Perry, 69, of Madison Heights. Perry was wearing his seatbelt and was not injured.

The 2014 Kia was driven by Susan Mccullar Myers, 56, of Brookneal. Myers was wearing her seatbelt and died at the scene, according to the State Police.

The Virginia State Police Accident Reconstruction Team and the Virginia State Police Motor Carrier Unit were called to assist with the crash.

Robert Louis Perry was charged with making an improper turn.

The crash remains under investigation.