Lexington Woman Killed in Head-On Crash on Route 122

GILLS CREEK – Virginia State Police are investigating a head-on crash that killed a woman and injured two others on Route 122 Sunday, May 5.

Route 122 was closed while crews worked to clear the scene.

State police say Michelle Marie Deacon, 55 was driving a 2009 Toyota Yaris south on 122 when the vehicle crossed the center line, striking a 2011 Nissan Rogue head-on.

Deacon was wearing her seatbelt but died at the scene.

The driver of the Nissan, Cherish Rice, 32, of Roseburg, Oregon and an adult male passenger were transported from the scene for their injuries. They were both wearing their seatbelts.

The accident happened one mile south of Route 634 at 11:45 a.m.

The crash remains under investigation.

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