NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Police say one person died and two others were sent to the hospital following a single-vehicle crash in Newport News Friday evening.

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According to Newport News police, the crash occurred just before 9 p.m. in the area of Mercury Boulevard and River Road.

When they got to the scene, officers reported seeing a sedan that crashed into a tree.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other people were sent to a local hospital for treatment of injuries that were not life-threatening.

Police identified the woman who died as 33-year-old Constance Tynes.

The crash is still under investigation, but police said speed was believed to be a factor.

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