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Driver, passenger killed after head-on collision in Chesapeake

Police said Shanell Reid of Suffolk died after her car hit a minivan in Western Branch. Her passenger, Annie Jones of Smithfield, also died.

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Two women died after a car and minivan were involved in a head-on crash in Western Branch Tuesday.

It happened around 11:15 a.m. in the 4400 block of Taylor Road.

Police said Wednesday that the women who died were Shanell Reid, 35, and Annie Jones, 78.

Reid lived in the 1700 block of Mill Wood Way in Suffolk. Jones lived in the 5000 block of James Way in Smithfield.

Reid, who was driving a 2013 Hyundai Sonata, died at the scene. Jones, who was her passenger, died at the hospital.

Investigators said it appeared Reid overcorrected after she hit a curb. Her car then hit a 2006 Dodge Caravan that was traveling in the opposite direction.

Medics took the man driving the minivan to the hospital.

Police tweeted that the road would be closed Thursday. Officers need to finish taking measurements for their investigation into the crash.