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Topping woman dies in Gloucester accident

A single-vehicle accident on Farys Mill Road in Gloucester took the life of a Topping woman on Sept. 1.

According to Virginia State Police, the accident occurred at 6:22 p.m. on Farys Mill Road just west of Fletcher Road. The driver of a 2011 Toyota Scion, Julie Ann Tucker, 46, of the road and struck a tree.

The vehicle overturned several times, hit an electrical box and ejected Tucker and her male passenger. State police said neither was wearing a seatbelt. Both were transported to Riverside Walter Reed Hospital with serious life-threatening injuries, according to state police, and Tucker succumbed to her injuries at the hospital later that evening.

The state police said speed was a contributing factor in the crash.

This was the fourth traffic fatality in Gloucester in 2021.

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