Woman dies in early morning accident in Hanover

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - A Fauquier woman is dead following a motor vehicle crash in Hanover County that took place early Wednesday morning.

At 1:44 a.m., Virginia State Police Trooper B. S. Butchyk was called to the scene on southbound Interstate 295 approximately half of a mile north of Route 627 Pole Green Road

A 2004 BMW 330ci was traveling southbound on Interstate 295 when the vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway and struck several trees.

The driver, Gretchen C. Underwood, 36, was ejected from the vehicle.  It is under investigation whether Underwood was wearing her safety belt.  Underwood died at the scene.

Speed is considered a factor in the crash. The crash remains under investigation at this time.

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