Tuesday, December 6, 2022

66-year-old man dies in single-vehicle accident in Ford’s Colony

James City County police responded to a fatal crash at the intersection of Westbury Hills in Ford's Colony Monday morning. Police believe the driver went off of the right side of the road and struck a tree, which caused the vehicle to spin around before landing on the edge of a pond. (Courtesy Google Maps)
James City County police responded to a fatal crash at the intersection of Westbury Hills in Ford’s Colony Monday morning. Police believe the driver went off of the right side of the road and struck a tree, which caused the vehicle to spin around before landing on the edge of a pond. (Courtesy Google Maps)

A 66-year-old James City County man died after a car accident early Monday morning, police say. 

James City County Police responded to a vehicle crash in Ford’s Colony around 7:36 a.m., according to a James City County news release.

Dennis Francis Shea was driving on Williamsburg West Drive near Westbury Hills when he drove off the right side of the road and struck a tree, the release said.

The impact caused the vehicle, a 2005 Volvo sedan, to spin around and land on the edge of a pond, the release said.

Shea was pronounced dead at the scene.

James City County Police believe speed may have been a factor, the release said.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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