On Monday, May 6, at approximately 2:42 p.m., the Virginia State Police investigated a single vehicle accident that resulted in a fatality.

The accident occurred northbound Route 13 (Lankford Highway) in the town of Painter, in Accomack County.

The driver of a 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis, Peggy Kellam, was traveling northbound on Route 13, ran off the road way, crossed the grassy median, into the southbound lanes, continued off the roadway and struck a residence. There residence was not occupied at the time of the incident.

Ms. Peggy Kellam, 53 years of age, of the 7000 block of Prettyman Court, Exmore, Virginia, died upon impact. Ms. Kellam was not wearing her seat belt at the time of the accident and alcohol was NOT a contributing factor.

Notification has been made to family members.