Police investigate fatal single car crash; officials say victim drove off road

Posted at 10:34 AM, Apr 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-05 16:44:30-04

YORK COUNTY, Va. – Virginia State Police is investigating a single car crash that left a woman dead early Tuesday morning, April 5.

Officials say the crash happened on Orianna Road and Elm Drive in Yorktown, Virginia.

The victim was identified by police as 41-year-old Melanie Anise Gibson. Officials said she was not wearing her safety belt at the time of the crash.

According to police, she was the only person in the car, a 2013 Honda Accord, at the time of the crash. She was traveling eastbound on Oriana, when she drove the vehicle off the roadway and struck a tree head-on.

Authorities don’t know whether speed, drugs, or alcohol were contributing factors in the crash.

The investigation is ongoing.