Fatality results from early-morning collision

Published 12:46 pm Monday, December 4, 2017


A Courtland woman died as the result of a collision earlier today, according to Southampton County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Maj. Gene Drewery.

At approximately 7:45 a.m., the department received a call of a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Southampton Parkway (Highway 58) and Buckhorn Quarter Road. Responding deputies report on arrival visibility was only about 100 yards at the scene. There were two vehicles involved in the incident. The vehicle that was making a left-hand turn onto Southampton Parkway was operated by Veronica Wilson, 66, of Courtland. The only occupant of the vehicle, she was found deceased upon arrival of emergency personnel.

The driver of the second vehicle, Dena West, 50, of Suffolk, was transported to Southampton Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Southampton Sheriff’s Office, Courtland Volunteer Fire Department, Courtland Volunteer Rescue, Capron Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Southampton Towing and Virginia Department of Transportation responded to the incident.

Traffic at scene was either stopped or restricted for approximately for two hours.

No charges are to be filed.