12 people died in traffic accidents across Virginia over the holiday weekend – the most killed since Thanksgiving of 2013. Virginia State Police say a dozen deaths included nine drivers, two passengers, and a motorcyclist. Fatalities occurred in the cities of Danville, Hampton, Lynchburg, and Winchester, where a police officer was killed in an accident.
A single-vehicle wreck on Friday claimed the life of a Henry County woman. State Police said the car was traveling north on Route 606 when it ran off the right side of the roadway and overturned, throwing the driver from the vehicle. 42-year-old Dawn Michelle Franklin, of Ridgeway Va., died at the scene. An 11-year-old boy was transported for injuries.