Mother Killed in Car Accident in Callands - - ABC13

Mother Killed in Car Accident in Callands

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Update 3:15 p.m.:

Pittsylvania Co., VA - Officials with Virginia State Police are investigating into the early morning crash Wednesday that killed a Chatham woman.

The crash occurred around 8 a.m. on Route 750 at Route 1057 in Pittsylvania County.

Officials say Leigh Ann Horvath, 31, of Chatham, Virginia was traveling northbound on Route 750 when she ran her Ford Mustang off the right side of the roadway striking a culvert before it overturned.

Horvath was wearing a safety belt at the time of the crash but was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her three children - ages 8, 7, and 3 - were also injured and taken to different area hospitals. The 8-year-old boy was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital and the other two children were transported to Danville Regional Medical Center by ambulance.


Update 11 a.m.:

Pittsylvania Co. VA - A one-car accident in Pittsylvania County Wednesday morning left a mother dead and her children hurt.

Neighbors say the woman was Leigh Horvath, 31.

State police officials say the woman lost control on a curve on Greenpond Road in Callands, flipped into a drainage ditch and then took out a brick wall.

Officials say the mother was thrown from the car and was killed.

EMS crews airlifted one child to the hospital. The other two went by ambulance. Their ages are 3, 7 and 8. 

We have a crew covering this story and will bring you much more later.


Pittsylvania Co., VA - The Virginia Department of Transportation has closed Route 750 due to an accident.

The accident is near Red Oak Road. ABC-13 has a crew on the scene. Our reporter says it appears someone was airlifted from the crash site.

Stay with ABC-13 for the latest on this crash.

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