Va. Woman Killed in Crash in George Washington National Forest

May 3, 2010

A woman was pronounced dead after a single-vehicle crash in the George Washington National Forest Monday. The crash occurred around 12:30 p.m. on Brocks Gap Road, about one mile away from Yankeetown Road.

Virginia State Police says 22-year-old Fonda Elizabeth Gooden of Bergton was driving east on Brocks Gap Road, on her way into work.

Witnesses say they saw her driving all over the road, back and forth across the double yellow line. The witnesses told police they wanted to call 911 but thought they were out of cell range because they had no bars. However, police say, even if your cell phone isn't showing service, you can still call 911.

Before the witnesses got any signal, they say Gooden ran off the right side of the road, down an embankment and overturned. Police say she was not wearing a seat belt and she was thrown from her Toyota Turcel.

Gooden was pronounced dead at the scene.

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