Pedestrian seriously injured in Wythe County

Virginia State PoliceFrom Virginia State Police

The Virginia State Police is investigating a serious injury crash involving a pedestrian that occurred at 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023, on Lead Mine Road in Wythe County.

A woman, who was not wearing reflective clothing, ran onto Lead Mine Road south of the intersection with Loafers Rest Road.   A 2008 Chevrolet Silverado heading northbound swerved to try and avoid the woman but was unable to do so.

The woman, Debra C. Dunford, 72, of Austinville, Va., was taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the Silverado was not injured.