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VIRGINIA BEACH -- A Virginia Beach woman has died following a car accident in Emporia Thursday morning.

According to Virginia State Police the 2004 Ford Explorer was traveling westbound on Route 58, east of Grassy Pond Road around 10:30 a.m. when it lost control, ran off the road and struck a tree.

The two occupants were rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The passenger, 62-year-old Teresa Harmon Ingerson was pronounced dead at the hospital a short time later.

The driver of the vehicle remains in critical condition, police said.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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