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James City County Police investigate fatal car crash near Warhill Sports Complex

A James City County Police car
James City County Police are investigating a single-vehicle fatal car crash that happened in January. (WYDaily photo/Courtesy JCCPD)

Authorities are investigating a car crash near the Warhill Sports Complex that left a James City County woman dead.

A James City County woman died two weeks after she crashed into a swampy area near the Warhill Sports Complex, authorities said.

“On Jan. 31 at approximately 10:45 a.m., James City County Police and Fire Departments responded to a single-vehicle traffic crash in the 4300 block of Longhill Road,” according to a JCC PD news release. “Officers and Fire personnel arrived to find a 2007 Cadillac upside down and submerged in a swampy area.”

Authorities said the driver, Vanessa Nicole Gray, 26, was trapped in the vehicle underwater. The driver was removed by medical personnel and transported to the Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center “breathing on her own but unconscious.”

She was later transported to VCU Medical Center in Richmond and died there on Feb. 14 at approximately 5:30 p.m. from injuries she sustained in the January crash.

“She was underwater for approximately 15 minutes so she never regained consciousness,” said Stephanie Williams, spokesperson for the JCC Police Department, adding the time was estimated based on witness accounts.

Williams noted there were “icy conditions that morning” and no signs of foul play.

She added the investigation is still ongoing.


Julia Marsigliano
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Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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