On Sunday, October 27, at approximately 2:53 p.m., the Virginia State Police responded to a single vehicle crash in the area of Knights Run Road, just west of Mallard Bay Drive.
The preliminary investigation reveals that a 2004 Honda Accord, driven by, Jer’najha D. Smith, 18, of Heathsville, was traveling eastbound on Knights Run Road when she ran off the road to the right and struck several trees.
Smith was not wearing her seat belt and was transported to Rappahannock General Hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. Unfortunately, Smith succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital.
A source informed the Northumberland Echo that Smith had just left a homecoming service at First Baptist Church when the crash occurred.
The crash remains under investigation.