Car, school bus crash results in fatality

Published 11:27 pm Thursday, January 31, 2019

Virginia State Police is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash in Buckingham County that took place Thursday. A release from the department cited that the crash occurred at 4:30 p.m. on Route 20 less than a mile south of Route 651/Muddy Creek Road.

“A 2008 Acura was traveling south on Route 20 when it crossed the center line and struck head-on an Albemarle County School Bus,” the release cited. “The bus was traveling north and the driver swerved to the right in an attempt to avoid the oncoming Acura.”
The driver of the Acura, Nicole E. Palmer, 32, of Dillwyn, died at the scene.
The 55-year-old male driver of the school bus was wearing a seat belt and was not injured in the crash. There were no students on the bus at the time of the crash, the release cited.
The crash remains under investigation.