Police investigate deadly crash along route 13 in Accomack County

NELSONIA,  Va.-  Virginia State Police are investigating a crash in Accomack County, that left one woman dead Sunday evening.

Police say the crash happened around 6:30PM on the 16000 block of Lankford Highway, otherwise known as Route 13 in Nelsonia.

The driver who lost her life, 31-year old Shakiah Matthews, was traveling northbound in a 198 Honda Civic on Lankford highway when she crossed the grassy median into the southbound lanes.

As a result Matthews struck a 2014 Mercedes Benz head on.

The driver of the Mercedes, 35 year old Michelle Bowser, was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Matthews was not wearing her seat belt, and it is unknown at this time if alcohol was a contributing factor.


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