A Richmond woman has died after her vehicle struck a culvert, went airborne and collided with a utility pole in a rural area on the city’s northwest side.

Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and other local first responded to a motor vehicle crash in the 3500 block of Nolands Fork Road shortly before noon Friday.

Initial information indicated a silver Dodge Charger was partially in a field with an unconscious female in the driver’s seat.

First responders discovered Tiffany Renteria, 41, of Richmond. Life-saving measures were performed by Centerville Fire and Red Line EMS, but ultimately, Renteria was pronounced dead at the scene.

Wayne County Sheriff Randy Retter said an investigation at the scene indicated Renteria was traveling east on Nolands Fork Road in a silver 2010 Dodge Charger.

For an unknown reason, Renteria drove left of center and ran off the north side of the roadway. Her vehicle went airborne, after striking a culvert, and struck a utility pole before coming to rest.

It was determined Renteria was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, Retter said.

No witnesses to the crash were located during the initial investigation.

The homeowner of 3580 Nolands Fork Road called the crash in at 11:53 a.m.
Neighbors reported seeing the vehicle sitting in the field at approximately 11 a.m., Retter said.

Retter thanked Centerville Fire, Red Line EMS, Wayne County Coroner’s Office and the Wayne County Emergency Communications Specialists for their assistance at the scene.

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Millicent Martin Emery is a reporter and editor for the Western Wayne News.