Woman killed, three others injured in Accomack County crash

ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — An 18-year-old woman died in a single-vehicle accident Friday in Accomack County.

Virginia State Police say the crash happened at 10:40 p.m. on Atlantic Road, less than a mile south of Bowden Lane.

According to State Police, a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu was heading south on Atlantic when it ran off the right side of the road, spun around and hit a tree head on. The accident happened as the vehicle came around a curve.

A passenger in the back seat of the vehicle died at the scene. She was identified as Shyasia L. Davis, 18, of Horntown.

On Tuesday, 10 On Your Side’s Brandi Cummings spoke to Davis’ parents.

“I don’t wish this on a family, no family at all,” Larry Davis said.

Her parents say Davis was a senior at Chincoteague High School. She celebrated a birthday on November 29.

Davis’ father remembers the last time they spoke. He said it was Friday, the last day of school before the holiday break. He later learned the call came hours before she died.

“So as I proceeded to put the phone down she was like, ‘Daddy’ and I was like, ‘Yeah?’ and she was like, ‘I love you.” I told her, I said, ‘I love you, too.’ That was the last time I heard from her,” he said.

He later got a frantic phone call from Teresa Abbott, Shyasia’s mother.

“It’s just still unbelievable, because I’m used to seeing her,” she said.

Only 10 On Your Side was there as the grieving family and friends posted a memorial along Atlantic Road.

Shyasia Davis' family posts a memorial in her honor at the site of the crash that took her life. (Brandi Cummings/WAVY Photo)
Shyasia Davis’ family posts a memorial in her honor at the site of the crash that took her life. (Brandi Cummings/WAVY Photo)

Three other teens were injured in the crash.

A second backseat passenger, a 17-year-old boy, suffered serious injuries. He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. The driver, a 17-year-old from Parksley, was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. The front seat passenger, 18-year-old Krista Everett, had minor injuries. She was also taken to the hospital.

State Police say everyone was wearing a seat belt, except for the driver.

The family has now shifted from planning for Christmas to planning for a funeral.

“She had her mind set on a iPhone 6,” Abbott said.

“Losing a child around the holidays it’s hard, it’s very hard,” Davis said.

The family is planning Shyasia’s funeral for Saturday at Arcadia High School.

State police said speed may have been a factor in the crash, which is still under investigation.

Investigators have not released the names of the two other passengers, because they are minors. Charges against the driver are pending.

Stay with WAVY.com for updates to this developing story.