Matthews Fatal Accident
MATTHEWS, VA -- An 80 year-old woman was killed Friday afternoon in a traffic accident in Matthews Co.
According to State Police, the accident happened shortly before 3 p.m. on Route 626, south of Route 198 in Matthews County. They said an International dump truck was stopped in the southbound traffic lanes, when a 2013 Chrysler 2000, driven by Barbara S. Thompson, drove directly into the rear of the dump truck.
Ms. Thompson died on the scene.
Police say that the driver of the dump truck was not in the vehicle at the time of the accident.Additionally the tracks hazard flashers were operating and there was a flagger standing by waving and directing traffic.
The Virginia State Police Reconstruction Team was called to assist in the investigation. We're told charges may be pending based on case review by the Commonwealth Attorneys Office.