ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia State Police is investigating a deadly three-vehicle crash that occurred in Smithfield Saturday morning, June 11.
Shortly after 4:15 a.m., Virginia State Police officers were called to investigate a multi-vehicle crash on Route 10, east of Route 258 in the town of Smithfield, Isle of Wight County.
According to police, a 2013 Toyota Camry had been traveling westbound on Route 10, when it crossed into the eastbound lanes of traffic and struck a 2013 Volkswagen SUV head-on.
Immediately following the collision, both vehicles came to a stop in the eastbound lanes, only for another vehicle traveling eastbound, a 1997 Ford pickup truck, to strike both of them.
The driver of the Ford truck, Michael Durane Stephenson of Spring Grove, Virginia, was uninjured.
The driver of the 2013 Volkswagen, a 23-year-old male, sustained serious injuries and was transported to Riverside Regional Hospital by first responders.
The driver of the 2013 Toyota Camry — now identified as 33-year-old Amanda Violet Neely of Smithfield, Virginia — died upon impact. Neely was not wearing a seatbelt. Investigators believe speed and alcohol were contributing factors in the crash.