Passenger ejected during head-on collision on Eastern Shore

ACCOMACK, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal head-on collision in Accomack County.

State Police Sgt. Michelle Anaya tells WAVY.com the crash happened on northbound Fleming Road, south of Sign Post Road just before 2 p.m. on August 30.

Investigators determined Sharon Paul was driving southbound on Fleming Road when she drove off the road, overcorrected and crossed into the northbound lanes. A Dodge Ram hit her vehicle, ejecting a passenger in the back seat. Thanmayee Yerkala, 27, died from her injuries at the scene of the crash. Sharon Paul and her front seat passenger were flown to the Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salsburg, Maryland. The occupants of the Dodge Ram were not injured.

Police charged Paul with failure to maintain lane.

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