West Point woman swerved prior to fatal I-64 crash

Posted at 12:39 PM, Jul 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-20 16:48:03-04

JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. — Police identified the woman killed in a Tuesday afternoon crash on Interstate 64 as 36-year-old Heather Lee Edwards, of West Point.

Edwards lost control of her 2010 Hyundai Elantra while driving west, near the Route 607 exit, in James City County.

“[The car] swerved off the road and struck an embankment and then a tree,” a Virginia State Police spokeswoman said. “The vehicle caught fire and the driver was unable to escape from the vehicle, dying on scene.”

The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with additional information can submit a news tip here.

The accident closed westbound 64 following the crash.

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