Retirement community nurse killed in single-vehicle crash on Rt. 33

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An Elkton woman who was killed in a crash on Rt. 33 late Sunday night worked as a nurse at a local retirement community that's been implementing a lot of measures to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 in recent weeks.

Amy Alexander, 54, worked as a charge nurse at Bridgewater Retirement Community for the past two years.

The facility issued a public statement on her death on Tuesday:

Amy Alexander’s death in a car crash Sunday night is a devastating loss for her team mates at Bridgewater Retirement Community as well as the residents she supported. For the past two years, she worked with us as a charge nurse both in Assisted Living and Nursing Households. She was a wonderfully caring person and committed to doing the best job she could.

When she first came to BRC after working in acute care, she was looking for a place which could be her home through the end of her career. She appreciated the BRC environment in which she had the time to connect with residents, get to really know them, and treat them like family. Everyone she worked with loved her, reflecting the love she extended to them. We are so saddened and miss her greatly.

Alexander died on Sunday night when police say the SUV she was driving ran off of Rt. 33 and overturned while she was not wearing a seat belt.


UPDATE (9:45 a.m.):

An Elkton woman was killed in a crash that shut down part of Rt. 33 (Spotswood Trail) late Sunday night.

According to Virginia State Police, 54-year-old Amy D. Alexander, of Elkton, was driving a 2017 Nissan Rogue east on Rt. 33 when, at 10:02 p.m., the SUV ran off the left side of the highway, crashed into an embankment, and overturned before coming to a stop.

The crash happened about 300 feet west of Route 1167 (Confederacy Drive).

Police say Alexander died at the scene of the crash from her injuries.

She was not wearing a seat belt, according to investigators.

The Rockingham County Sheriff's Office, Rockingham County Fire and EMS, and the Virginia Department of Transportation all assisted Virginia State Police in the investigation.


(UPDATE 7:00 a.m.):

Police have confirmed that a crash that closed eastbound Rt. 33 late Sunday night into early Monday morning was fatal.

Virginia State Police Sgt. Brent Coffey told WHSV that the crash, near the intersection of Steeplechase Drive around 10 p.m. Sunday night, involved a single vehicle.

The driver was killed.

This is a developing story. Stay with WHSV for updates.


(UPDATE 12:05 a.m.):

All lanes of Route 33 in Rockingham County are now back open following a vehicle crash near Steeplechase Drive.


ORIGINAL (10:20 p.m.):

A portion of Route 33 in Rockingham County was closed Sunday night, as Virginia State Police investigated a vehicle crash.

The crash happened around 10:00 p.m. near the intersection of Steeplechase Drive. It is unclear if more than one vehicle was involved.

VDOT temporarily closed both eastbound lanes as first responders arrived on scene.

According to VDOT, the eastbound left lane remains closed at this time.

No word yet on the condition of the driver or if there are any reported injuries.

This is a developing story, stay with WHSV for the latest updates.