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York County woman dead following three-vehicle crash on Route 199, JCC PD says

A James City County Police car
James City County Police are investigating a multi-vehicle fatal car crash on Route 199. (WYDaily/Courtesy JCCPD)

UPDATE as of Tuesday at 12:40 p.m.

Authorities are investigating a multi-vehicle crash on Tuesday off Humesline Parkway which left a York County woman dead.

On Tuesday at approximately 8:33 a.m. James City County police officers, the fire department and EMS responded to a multi-vehicle crash on Route 199 Humesline Parkway about a half-east from the Longhill Road exit, according to a JCC PD news release.

Police said a tow truck that had stopped to tow a vehicle stuck in the median had parked partially in the left lane.

“A 2003 Jeep Wrangler traveling in the left lane struck the tow truck from behind,” according to police. “The impact caused the Jeep to go into the right lane where it was struck by a 2018 Honda CRV.”

Authorities said the Jeep’s driver, 29-year-old Hailey R. Diggs of York County was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities said Diggs was wearing her seatbelt but was ejected from the vehicle due to the impact. The Jeep was totaled.

The 63-year-old James City County resident driving the Honda CRV was transported to Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News with minor injuries, police said, adding the Honda had “significant damage.”

Authorities noted the tow truck driver, a 38-year-old man, was inside the truck at the time of the crash and was not injured.

“Route 199 was blocked westbound for several hours while the investigation took place,” the news release noted. “The crash remains under investigation.”

This is a developing story.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Authorities are investigating a multi-vehicle crash on Tuesday off Humesline Parkway which left one person dead.

James City County police officers, the fire department and EMS responded to a multi-vehicle crash on Route 199 Humesline Parkway Tuesday at approximately 8:33 a.m.,  JCC PD spokeswoman Stephanie Williams said.

“There is currently one fatality,” Williams said, adding the department is not releasing the identity of the person until the family is notified.

She noted the three-vehicle crash happened half a mile east of the Longhill Road exit on Route 199 westbound between John Tyler Highway and Longhill Road, and the area is currently closed.

“It’s going to be for at least a few more hours while they complete the investigation,” Williams added.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

Traffic Alert: Route 199 westbound is shut down between John Tyler Highway and Longhill Road due to a traffic crash. Drivers are encouraged to take an alternate route.

Posted by James City County Police on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 

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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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