Woman in today's traffic fatality identified

Posted: June 16, 2013

WINCHESTER — Virginia State Police have identified LaNell Gay Hockman as the woman who died earlier today after a vehicle crash.
 
Sgt. F.L. Tyler said Hockman, 60, of Winchester, crashed her 2004 Audi 4-door around 11:30 a.m. on Va. 37, about one tenth of a mile south of Martinsburg Pike (U.S. 11).
 
She was headed southbound on Va. 37 when she ran off the right side of the road and struck a guardrail.
 
Tyler said the vehicle bounced back, went across the lanes of traffic and then hit the guardrail on the left side of the road.
 
She was taken to Winchester Medical Center and died around noon as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.
 
She was not wearing a seatbelt, according to Tyler.
 
For more information about the crash, read Monday’s Winchester Star.