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One person was killed late Monday evening in a three vehicle hit-and-run accident on Denbigh Blvd near George Washington Memorial Highway, police say.
Doris Jean Wright, 81, of Pine Trail, Gloucester, whose vehicle veered into a ditch, suffered major injuries.
She was taken to Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital, in Newport News, where she later died, according to a statement by Virginia State Trooper Sgt.Michelle Anaya. Family members have been notified.
Another motorist involved in the collision fled the scene on foot, police said. Newport News Police k-9 units were called to assist in locating the suspect. By Tuesday morning, the driver has not been located.
The crash occurred Monday evening at 8:54 p.m. Wright was driving a 1996 Ford Ranger westbound on Denbigh Boulevard. Another motorist driving a 1998 Lincoln Towncar was also traveling on the same road.
As both cars traveled west, a third motorist driving a 2015 Chrysler 300 veered into the oncoming westbound lanes, sideswiping both the Lincoln Towncar and the Ford Ranger, driven by Wright.
Wright veered off the road and went into a ditch. The Lincoln Towncar spun out of control and came to a rest in the roadway. No additional information was available the condition of the second motorist, police said.
The Chrysler 300 rolled off the main road into a ditch. Police say a man was observed fleeing the scene as was suspected to be the driver of the vehicle.
State police are currently investigating the whereabouts of the driver.
The accident snarled all eastbound and westbound travel lanes on Denbigh Boulevard in York County near the intersection of George Washington Memorial Highway and lanes were closed during the night. All roads have been reopened.