Elderly woman killed in Amelia County hit-and-run

AMELIA COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run that occurred in Amelia County Thursday afternoon.

According to the Amelia County Sheriff’s Office, a motorist reported seeing a person in a ditch on the side of Oak Grove Loop in the Mannboro area. Arriving deputies found 70-year-old Gale N. LaFountain, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

State police believe the victim was walking east on Oak Grove Loop before being struck by an unknown vehicle.

The incident continues to be investigated by Virginia State Police.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Amelia County Sheriff’s Office at (804) 561-5200 or Virginia State Police at (800) 552-9965.

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