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One person killed in crash on Route 29

By Nadine Maeser, nmaeser@wdbj7.com
Published On: Jul 27 2014 08:51:32 PM EDT
Updated On: Jul 27 2014 09:00:00 PM EDT
Motorcyclist killed in Nelson County

WDBJ 7

NELSON COUNTY, Va. -

One person is dead after a motorcycle accident in Nelson County this weekend.

It happened Saturday morning at the intersection of Routes 29 and 56.

According to a spokeswoman with Virginia State Police, Michael Murphy was driving his Harley-Davidson motorcycle south on Route 29 when Peggy Arnold pulled her 2010 Honda Civic into the crossover to make a left turn onto Route 56.

Arnold pulled across the southbound lanes and into the path of Murphy, causing the two vehicles to collide.

Murphy, 47, of Annapolis, Md., died at the scene. He was wearing a helmet.

Arnold, 66, of Huntington, Md., was not injured in the crash.

She is charged with reckless driving.

The crash remains under investigation.