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.