Newport News Police mourn officer’s death, provide more details of deadly incident

Woman who died in Virginia Beach Boulevard crash identified

NORFOLK, Va. – A woman has died following a crash that on east Virginia Beach Boulevard early Saturday morning.

Around 1:40 a.m., police were called to the 1500 block of E. Virginia Beach Boulevard for a single-vehicle crash with injuries.

When police arrived they found the driver, 27-year-old D’Nicia Al’Niqua Artis, suffering from injuries sustained in the crash.

Artis was taken to hospital for treatment; however, she died shortly after arrival, according to police.

Police said the car was traveling westbound on E. Virginia Beach Boulevard and left the roadway and struck a tree. Speed appears to be a contributing factor for this crash but is unknown at this time if alcohol was a contributing factor.

All lanes of the 1400 and 1500 blocks of E. Virginia Beach Boulevard between Park Avenue and Reservoir Avenue were closed while police investigated.

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