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Three Dead In Separate Wrecks

Megan Colette Scott, a 19-year-old Dryburg Road, Scottsburg resident, died in a single-vehicle accident early Saturday morning on Dryburg Road, according to investigating State Trooper K. R. Martin.

Martin said Scott was driving a 2001 Ford Escort when the accident occurred Saturday around 6 a.m. on Route 716, one-tenth mile south of Route 719.
The Escort ran off the right side of the road, struck a ditch and overturned, ejecting Scott from the vehicle, the trooper said.

Martin said Scott, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Born in Boston, Mass., she was the daughter of Stephen Scott and Colette Jett-Scott and was a student at Danville Community College and a 2009 graduate of Pentuck Regional High School in West Newbury, Mass.

A memorial service for Scott has been set Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paschal Baylon Roman Catholic Church.

The 2001 Ford Escort Scott was operating was declared a total loss, the trooper said.

In neighboring Charlotte County, two persons died from injuries they sustained in a head-on collision that occurred Friday.

According to investigating State Trooper W. J. Wilborn, the wreck occurred on Mt. Carmel Road (Route 672), seven-tenths of a mile north of Route 693.

According to the accident report, the accident occurred when a 1999 Ford pickup truck operated by 22-year-old Rice Holt of Brookneal collided head-on with a 2000 Hyundai Elantra operated by 41-year-old Charles E. Hamlett Jr. of Brookneal.

Hamlett and a passenger in his vehicle, 87-year-old Elizabeth L. Hamlette, were pronounced dead at the scene, Wilborn said.

Neither of the victims were wearing a seatbelt, he added.

Rice, who was wearing a seat belt, was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital where he was treated for his injuries sustained in the wreck.

Wilborn said an investigation is continuing into the cause of the accident, and charges are pending.