Williamsburg Woman Dies After Car Flips Off I-64 Bridge

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The Toyota Sequoia fell about 60 feet down a ravine. (Courtesy Virginia State Police)
The Toyota Sequoia fell about 60 feet down a ravine. (Courtesy Virginia State Police)

A woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash in which a car carrying two passengers fell about 60 feet down a ravine Sunday morning, police said.

A 2004 Toyota Sequoia was traveling east on Interstate 64 – about 1/2-mile west of Route 360 near mile marker 190 in the City of Richmond – around 4:37 a.m. Sunday when the crash occurred, said Sgt. Steve Vick of the Virginia State Police.

The Sequoia ran off the road to the left, striking the barrier wall. The car began to overturn and flipped off the bridge between the east- and westbound spans, falling about 60 feet into a ravine.

Shelby L. Pressley, a 22-year-old Williamsburg resident who was driving the Sequoia, died at the scene of the crash. Her passenger, a 33-year-old Williamsburg man, was transported to MCV Hospital with serious injuries.

Both Pressley and the passenger were wearing seat belts, police said.

The investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing.