Virginia State Police Trooper P.M. Bourque is investigating a
single-vehicle fatal crash in Amherst County. The crash occurred at 6:15
p.m. on Nov. 3, 2019 on Route 130 at Mt. Sinai Road.
A 1999 Ford F-250 pickup truck was traveling east on Route 130 when it ran
off the right side of the road. The vehicle struck an embankment and a
highway sign before crossing back over the highway. The Ford then ran off
the left side and struck the guardrail.
The driver, Melvin L. Dillard, 55, of Amherst, Va., died at the scene. He
was wearing a seat belt.
The crash remains under investigation. A medical emergency is being
investigated as a possible factor in the crash.