YORK COUNTY — A Newport News woman died this morning, April 5, after the car she was driving hit a tree head-on on Oriana Road near Elm Drive around 7:35 a.m.
According to a press release from the Virginia State Police (VSP), Melanie Anise Gibson, 41, was traveling eastbound on Oriana when her vehicle, a 2013 Honda Accord, drove off the roadway and struck the tree. Gibson was not wearing a seat belt and she was the only person in the car.
She was transported to Riverside Regional Medical Center where she died from her injuries.
It is unknown whether speed, drugs or alcohol were contributing factors in the crash. The incident remains under investigation.
WYDaily will update this story as more facts are released.