Police: Fatal single-vehicle crash on Dam Neck Road in Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Beach police are investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash Wednesday night.

The crash happened in the 4100 block of Dam Neck Road. The call came in around 8:40 p.m., dispatchers said.

When officers arrived on the scene, they located a female driver still in her seat. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

The victim has since been identified as 78-year-old Ruth Anne Harley.

The early investigation reveals that Harley was driving north on a private drive when the vehicle struck a metal gate, causing it to go off the roadway. It then entered a wooded area before striking a tree.

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