MATHEWS COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) - An 18-year-old woman was killed Saturday morning when the SUV she was driving overturned on Route 14 in Mathews County.
Around 9 a.m. Virginia State Police say that Deanna Christy Haywood was driving a 1996 Ford Explorer eastbound on Route 14 near Route 683 when she lost control of the SUV, ran off the road to the right, over corrected then ran off the road to the left, where the SUV overturned.
Haywood was ejected from the vehicle and died on impact, according to a press release from a State Police spokeswoman. She was not wearing a seatbelt.
Police say alcohol was not a factor in the crash.
Ryan Ewell, a classmate at Mathews High School said Haywood's death has left many students devastated.
"Everybody's in a bad mood, a sad mood... gloomy... just bad," Ewell said. "She was a hard worker, always made you laugh when you went into Food Lion, just a great personality, a great person."
Route 14 was shut down due to the investigation into the accident.
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