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31-year-old woman dies in Eastern Shore car crash

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Posted at 8:14 PM, Oct 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-29 11:35:31-04

NELSONIA, Va. — A 31-year-old woman is dead after a two-vehicle crash Sunday on the Eastern Shore.

According to Virginia State Police, the accident occurred around 6:30 p.m. at the 16000 block of Lankford Highway. The Investigation reveals that a 1998 Honda Civic was traveling northbound on Lankford highway (RT. 13), one mile south of Nelson Road (RT. 187). The driver ran off the roadway into the grassy median, and crossed over into the southbound lanes of travel, striking a 2014 Mercedes-Benz head on.

The decedent, Shakiah Lolette Matthews, was not wearing her safety belt at the time of the accident. It is unknown at this time if alcohol was a contributing factor, say State Police.

The driver of the Mercedes, Michelle M. Bowser, 35, was transported to Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Traffic was impacted by the crash.

The scene is still under investigation.