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Driver dies in Sussex County crash

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Posted at 5:20 PM, Jan 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-17 17:20:46-05

Sussex County, Va. – The driver involved in a single vehicle crash Sunday morning has died.

State police received a call around 11 a.m. for a vehicle accident at the 10000 block of Birch Allen Road in Sussex County.

Police say a 1997 Chrysler Concord was traveling eastbound speeding, when it ran off of the road and struck a tree.

The driver of the car, 74-year-old Nancy Smith, died at the scene. Smith was not wearing a seat belt.

The passenger, Victor Crumpler, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police say speed and icy road conditions were a contributing factor in the accident.