VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- A woman died after a crash involving a cement mixer truck on Thursday morning.
The wreck happened shortly before 11 a.m. in the 100 block of Oceana Blvd. For a time, Oceana Boulevard was closed in both directions from Bells Road to the S-curve near Louisa Avenue.
Investigators said 70-year-old Deedrie Naomi Lewis was driving a Cadillac Seville northbound on Oceana Boulevard when the cement truck pulled out from a private access road and entered the intersection to turn left onto southbound Oceana. That's when Lewis' car hit the driver's side of the cement truck.
An off-duty Virginia Beach police officer heard the crash and ran to the Cadillac. Lewis had stopped breathing, and the officer began life-saving efforts until Emergency Medical Services arrived.
Lewis died at the scene.
Police said the driver of the truck was issued a uniform summons for failure to yield right of way.