State police ID woman killed after SUV flips over I-64 guard rail, down 60-foot ravine

Posted at 7:30 AM, Nov 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-01 18:44:48-05

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia State Police have identified the woman killed after her car drove off an Interstate 64 bridge and down a 60-foot ravine in Richmond.

22-year-old Shelby Pressley of Williamsburg died at the scene, according to Virginia State Police spokesman Sgt. Steve Vick. The car's passenger, 33-year-old Joshua Abney of Williamsburg , was taken to VCU Medical Center with serious injuries. Both were wearing seat belts, Vick said.

The crash happened at about 4:39 a.m. at mile marker 190, near the Shockoe Valley Bridge.

"A 2004 Toyota Sequoia was traveling east on I-64 when it ran off the  road to the left, striking the barrier wall, began to overturn and flipped off the bridge between the east and west bound spans.  The vehicle continued down a ravine for about 60 feet," Vick said.

Police have not yet released details about why the car ran off the interstate. The crash remains under investigation.

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