Independence woman killed in crash

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By April Wright, Reporter



A Grayson County woman was killed on Monday afternoon after the 2000 Firebird she was driving struck a utility pole on Edmonds Road, south of Galax.
Pamela Michelle Slate, 44, of Carsonville Road in Independence, lost control of her car, ran off the side, overcorrected and hit a utility pole head on, according to Virginia State Trooper Alan Vaughan.
Passersby pulled Slate from the car before emergency workers arrived and began CPR.
Emergency workers attempted to revive her on the way to Twin County Regional Hospital in Galax, said Vaughan. However, she was pronounced dead at the hospital.
No further information about the cause of the crash was available at press time Monday night.