CENTER CROSS—At 11:30 p.m. on Friday, October 29, Virginia State Police (VSP) responded to a motor vehicle crash on Ashdale Road approximately 260 feet south of Wildwood Road in Essex County.
The preliminary investigation reveals that a 2006 Acura sedan was headed north on Ashdale Road when it ran off the road to the right and struck several trees, reported VSP Richmond Division public information officer Sgt. Dylan Davenport.
Carlene N. Taylor, 25, of Essex was the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle. Taylor was not wearing a seatbelt and succumbed to her injuries on scene.
Speed is being investigated as a factor in the crash, said Sgt. Davenport. The investigation is ongoing.