Route 58 crash claims life
Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 30, 2005
Medical condition could be the cause
By Jason Norman
A Portsmouth woman died after a single-car accident Friday morning on Route 58 in Suffolk between the truck scales and the Southeastern Public Services Authority plant.
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Police said that Francis R. Jackson, of the 1400 block of Lake Forest Drive was traveling westbound in a 1995 Pontiac when witnesses observed the driver beginning
to weave from lane to lane.
The vehicle reportedly ran off the road to the left, struck a tree and flipped over before submerging in a ditch filled with approximately four feet of water.
Drivers traveling along 58 and a Suffolk Police Sergeant freed Jackson from her car and began CPR.
She was transferred to Obici Hospital and died a short time later.
The Suffolk Police Dive Team assisted in searching the water for any other occupants of the vehicle, and did not find any.
They also assisted a wrecker service with recovery of the vehicle. Police are investigating the possibility that Jackson may have had a medical issue that contributed to the accident.