Woman dies after Monday crash

Published 1:05 am Monday, March 1, 2021

A woman died as a result of injuries suffered in a vehicle accident in Smithfield on Feb. 22, Virginia State Police said late Sunday.

Nancy Bradshaw Hearn, 68, died at Riverside Regional Medical Center, state police Sgt. Michelle Anaya stated in a press release.

The accident happened about 3:27 p.m. in the 1000 block of South Church Street, Anaya said last week.

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Police say the collision occurred when the driver of a 2018 Honda Odyssey, Henry Hearn Jr., was traveling north on Church Street when he slowed to make a right turn into the Supreme gas station and Park-N-Shop store. There, he was struck from behind by a 2008 Ford Fusion driven by a 17-year-old, whose name police are withholding on count of his being a juvenile. All parties were wearing seat belts.

The teen was initially charged with unsafe speed for roadway conditions.