Woman dies following head-on crash on Franklin Tnpk:

(Danville, Va.) – Virginia State Police say a woman died following a head-on collision at Rt. 41 and the Golf Club Road Wednesday morning.

The accident had traffic backed up along the Franklin Turnpike for two hours as police and rescue workers responded just after 7:30 a.m.

According to State Police, a 2003 Honda Accord headed north on Rt. 41 crossed the center line and struck a southbound 1996 Buick LeSabre driven by 58-year-old Mary E. Fowlkes.

Fowlkes was transported to SOVAH Health Danville, where she later died. The state trooper who investigated said she was wearing her seat belt.

The driver of the Honda Accord, 28-year-old Nathan T. Bailey of Danville, was also taken to the emergency room and treated for unknown injuries. He was also wearing a seat belt.