Wicomico Church woman dies in automobile accident

HARMONY VILLAGE—Virginia State Police (VSP) report a two-vehicle accident in Middlesex County resulted in a fatality.

According to VSP Sgt. Michelle Anaya, the crash occurred shortly after 7 p.m. Friday, September 25, on General Puller Highway west of Bobs Hole Road. A 2014 Chevrolet Silverado pulling a camper was attempting to turn out of a private driveway onto General Puller Highway when it was broadsided by a 2006 Ford F650 tow truck, pulling a vehicle.

The driver of the Silverado, 73-year-old Douglas Anthony Vito of Wicomico Church, suffered serious injuries and was taken to Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News. His passenger, 73-year-old Gladys Elise Vito, was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash and died at the scene, said Sgt. Anaya.

The driver of the Ford, Clarence Daniel Jones of Hartfield, suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Riverside Walter Reed Hospital in Gloucester. His male passenger was not injured. 

Vito failed right-of-way and will not be charged in the accident, said Sgt. Anaya.