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Scottsburg 19-year-old killed in crash

SoVaNow.com / July 12, 2010
Megan Collette Scott, 19, of Scottsburg died in a single vehicle accident Saturday morning around 6 a.m.

Scott, who was a student at Danville Community College, was the driver of a 2001 Ford Escort that ran off Dryburg Road and into a ditch. The vehicle was declared a total loss.

According to Virginia State Police reports, the vehicle driven by Scott veered off the right side of State Route 716, about one-tenth mile south of its intersection with State Route 719. The vehicle then struck a ditch, ejecting Scott. She was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, police reported.

A funeral will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paschal’s Baylon Roman Catholic Church in South Boston. Scott is the daughter of Colette Jette-Scott and step-daughter of Stephen “Harry” Morse of Scottsburg. Her father is Stephen Scott of Amesbury, Mass,

Virginia State Trooper K. R. Martin investigated the accident.

Scott’s death brought to two the number of fatalities on Halifax County highways this year.

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