Single car accident in York County claims life of Newport News resident

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imagesAn accident late night Wednesday involving one car on Hampton Highway and Big Bethel Road claimed the life of one person, police said.

Briana Raven Werth, 21 of Newport News, died at the scene after her 2013 Kia Optima veered off the roadway into a ditch and struck a tree, according to a statement released by Trooper Sgt. Michelle Anaya, Virginia State Police.  Werth’s family member have been notified. It is unknown at this time if alcohol played a contributing factor.

The accident happened at 11:11 p.m. All lanes in the area were blocked during the investigation, transportation officials said. All roads are now open again.