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Covington woman killed in Alleghany County accident on Route 18

Published On: Aug 08 2013 11:00:24 AM EDT   Updated On: Aug 08 2013 11:06:08 AM EDT

A Covington woman was killed Wednesday night in an accident on Route 18 in Alleghany County.

Virginia State Police believe Iris Lea Rogers, 67, may have suffered a medical emergency at the time of the crash.

The accident happened around 9:45 p.m. on Route 18, a tenth of a mile north of Route 616.

Rogers’ 2009 Chevrolet Impala as headed north on Route 18 when she went off the road and hit a tree. She was wearing a seat belt.

Rogers was pronounced dead after being taken to LewisGale Hospital Alleghany.