VIRGINIA BEACH-- A 54-year-old James City County resident was killed in a car accident Thursday evening.

The single vehicle crash happened around 5:58 p.m. in the 7800 block of Church Lane in the Lake Toano subdivision.

Police say a 2006 Kia Rio was traveling north toward Richmond Road when the car ran off the road and struck a tree. The driver was taken to Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

The driver was identified as Rebecca Denise Skinner, 54 of James City County. She was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and police say speed was a factor.

The crash remains under investigation.

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