Gloucester woman killed in hit-and-run crash in York; driver sought

Virginia State Police say one person was killed in a 3-vehicle crash on Denbigh Boulevard just before 9 p.m., March 13, 2017. (Photo courtesy: Deanna LeBlanc)

YORK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — Authorities are looking for a driver who fled the scene of a fatal three-car accident Monday night in York County.

Virginia State Police say one person was killed in the accident on Denbigh Boulevard, just east of Route 17/George Washington Memorial Highway. The crash happened just before 9 p.m.

Police say a 2015 Chrysler 300 traveling east on Denbigh, veered into the westbound lanes and sideswiped a 1996 Ford Ranger and 1998 Lincoln Town Car.

Doris Jean Wright. Credit: Family Photo.

The Ford, driven by 81-year-old Doris Jean Wright of Gloucester, ran off the road and into a ditch. Wright was taken to Mary Immaculate Hospital with major injuries, where she later died.

Police say the crash caused the Lincoln to spin out of control, before coming to rest in the middle of the road.

Authorities are now looking for the driver of the Chrysler, who fled the scene on foot. State police say Newport News K-9 units were called to assist in the search.

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office posted to Facebook Tuesday morning that a modified lockdown was requested for the nearby Grafton School complex due to a possible sighting of the suspect.

The lockdown was later lifted, but the sheriff’s office said the suspect remained on the loose.

The Virginia Department of Transportation reported Tuesday morning that all east and westbound lanes remained closed around Denbigh Boulevard and George Washington Memorial Highway. The road reopened at 7:30 a.m.

No description of the suspect has been released.

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