UPDATE: Alcohol a factor in fatal crash on Shore Drive in Virginia Beach

Posted at 5:11 AM, Jan 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-23 13:02:35-05

Virginia Beach, Va. - Police are investigating a fatal accident that occurred early Friday morning on Shore Drive near First Landing State Park.

The accident happened around 2:35 a.m.

Investigators say a 2004 Volvo S-40 station wagon was driving east in the 2400 block of Shore Drive approaching the west gate of Fort Story nearing a right curve in the road.

The vehicle continued driving straight into the median and hit two trees.

The driver of the vehicle, 31-year-old Meaghan Elizabeth Darling, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The passenger was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries.

Police say alcohol has been determined to be a factor in the crash.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates.