Wythe County woman dies in crash on Rt. 52

At 2:34 p.m. on Saturday (June 25), Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Route 52 a half-mile north of Route 664.

A 1998 Ford Explorer was traveling south on Route 52 when it entered a curve in the road. The vehicle then ran off the left side of the road, traveled down an embankment, struck a fence and overturned several times.

The driver of the vehicle, Thomas W. Ferry, 45, of Wytheville, Va., was uninjured in the crash. He was wearing a seatbelt.

A front seat passenger, Dedee J. Richmond, 53, of Wytheville, Va., died at the scene. She was wearing a seatbelt.

An 11-year-old male back seat passenger and a 13-year-old female back seat passenger were transported for treatment of minor injuries. They were both wearing seatbelts.

The crash remains under investigation.

-Virginia State Police