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Chesterfield woman killed when car slams into tree

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CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -

A Chesterfield woman was killed late Sunday night when her car slammed into a tree.

Twenty-two-year-old Amanda Wilson was driving on the stretch of Newbys Bridge Road between Qualla and Courthouse roads. This stretch is close to the House of Prayer and the Dale Memorial Cemetery.

Amanda's father could not hold back tears when he came to the scene of the accident on Monday.

"She was my beautiful girl," said Clay Bowes.

Amanda leaves behind two siblings and a 4-year-old son named Tyler.

Family members say police believe Amanda may have swerved to try and miss a deer in the road. The family is not certain Amanda was wearing her seat belt.

"It has been tough," said a family friend who is affectionately called Uncle David. "I was doing okay until now... to see all of this."

Uncle David was devastated to see portions of Amanda's brand new Subaru, her white shades, and one lone flip flop all still littering the ground.

"I guess this is the wake up call I needed," said Uncle David. "I guess I was in shock all day."

The work gloves and resuscitation materials still left behind proved to much for Amanda's father. He gathered Amanda's personal belongings.

"Funeral costs is one worry," said Uncle David. "Taking care of Tyler is another worry. A lot of stuff is just going through the family's head."

Uncle David says his birthday is this Friday, but he is just not in the mood for celebrating.

Wilson was the only one inside the car. Police are investigating why the car veered off the road.

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