Woman dies after being struck head-on by tractor-trailer in Isle of Wight County


ISLE OF WIGHT CO., Va. (WAVY) — A 35-year-old Smithfield woman died after being struck head-on by a tractor-trailer Thursday afternoon on Route 17 in Isle of Wight County.

Tweets from VDOT show the first report of the crash was around 12:30 p.m. and was cleared just before 5 p.m.

Police said Joyneia C. Joyner was heading southbound on Route 17, south of Muddy Cove, when she hydroplaned across the southbound lanes into northbound traffic. Joyner died on impact with the tractor-trailer.

Photo of the crash scene via Virginia State Police

The tractor-trailer driver wasn’t injured.

Police say alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

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