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Woman killed in fatal Hampton accident was not wearing seatbelt | Police searching for driver who fled

In a fatal accident on Magruder Boulevard yesterday, police said the passenger who died was not wearing her seatbelt, and an unknown driver fled the scene.
Credit: VDOT

HAMPTON, Va. — In a fatal accident on Magruder Boulevard yesterday, the Virginia State Police said the passenger who died was not wearing her seatbelt, and the driver fled the scene.

Police said the 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier was speeding when the unknown driver lost control of the car and it crashed into some trees by the roadway. 

Hampton resident Sha'lynn Da' nyce Walker, 25, died in the crash. She was the front seat passenger, and police said she was not wearing her seatbelt.

Vidal Mclaughlin, another occupant of the car, was injured and was taken to Riverside Regional Hospital. He told police about the driver fleeing the scene.

Now, investigators are asking for the public's help to identify the driver. Anyone with information is asked to call Virginia State Police at 757.424.6800, or #77 from a cell phone. 

Police had to close the northbound exit ramp from I-64 to Magruder Boulevard Sunday morning in order to investigate.

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