YORK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — A 41-year-old woman died after crashing Tuesday morning at Oriana Road and Elm Drive in Yorktown.
Virginia State Police say it happened around 7:35 a.m. when the woman was driving east on Oriana. She drove off the road and struck a tree head-on, and was later pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital.
She was identified on Tuesday afternoon as 41-year-old Melanie Anise Gibson, of Otsego Drive in Newport News.
Police at this time it’s unknown whether speed, drugs, or alcohol were factor, but the crash is still under investigation. Gibson was not wearing a seat belt at the time, police say.