Basye woman dies in rollover

A Basye woman died when her car rolled over on Va. 42 near Edinburg on Tuesday morning.

Sgt. F.L. (Les) Tyler identified the victim as Heather Marie Smith, 18.

Tyler said Smith’s 2007 Ford car was northbound on Va. 42 about three-tenths of a mile south of Ridge Hollow Road at 6 a.m. when it went around a left-hand curve, crossed into the southbound lane and ran off the left side of the road.

The car entered a ditch, overturned and hit an embankment, Tyler said.

Smith, who was not wearing a seat belt, was partially ejected from the car and died at the scene from her injuries, Tyler said.

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Joe Beck