WDBJ7 Web Staff
7:49 AM PDT, March 11, 2013
APPOMATTOX Co., Va.
A Lynchburg College student died in an accident in Appomattox County on Sunday afternoon.
Melissa Smith died after her car flipped on Route 638 (Wheelers Spring Road) around 3:15 p.m. Sunday. The accident happened less than a half-mile west of Route 47.
Smith, an 18-year-old from Pamplin, was not wearing a seat belt. She was the only person in the car.
Smith was a junior at Lynchburg College. She graduated from both Appomattox County High School and Central Virginia Community College last year with a high school diploma and a college associate's degree.
Lynchburg College says its chaplain’s office and counseling center will be open this week for students.
Smith's family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Robinson Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m Wednesday in Piney Ridge United Methodist Church.