A woman and her daughter from Emporia were killed when the vehicle in which they were riding was struck by a vehicle running a red light. The woman’s husband, the driver of the car, survived the crash as did their 2-year old son.
The accident happened at the intersection of Dam Neck Road and Corporate Landing Parkway. Police believe that the other driver, a 57-year old woman in a 2006 Scion TC, ran a red light and hit the 2003 GMC Yukon in which the victims were riding.
The deceased woman, Tanya Woodruff Mise, 35, was not wearing a seat belt when the accident happened and was thrown from the Yukon, which rolled several times as a result of the crash. Her 4-year old daughter, Lauren Makenzie Mise, was in her car seat when the crash happened and investigators are trying to determine how was thrown from the vehicle.
Mrs. Mise was transported to Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, where she died. Her daughter Lauren died at the scene of the crash. Mr. Mise and his 2-year old son were not injured in the crash.
The driver of the Scion suffered minor injuries in the accident. According to a police spokesperson the Virignia Beach Police Department’s Fatal Crash Team is investigating the incident and charges are pending.