Woman killed after car crashes into tree in Newport News

Posted at 9:05 AM, Jul 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-30 16:46:16-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A single vehicle crash on I-64 in Newport News ended in a fatality, according to Virginia State Police.

The crash happened shortly before 8:30 p.m. on July 29.

Artisha Chanel Johnson, 28, was traveling eastbound on I-64 in a 2009 Honda Civic when she lost control of the car, swerved off the road and hit a tree.

Johnson died at the scene from her injuries.

The woman was wearing her seat belt. According to police, alcohol did not play a factor in the crash.