Fatal Early Morning Crash In Essex County Under Investigation

According to a press release issued by Virginia State Police Public Information Officer Sergeant Dylan Davenport:

At 7:48 a.m. on Friday (June 25), Virginia State Police responded to a motor vehicle crash on Route 17 (Tidewater Trail) approximately 100 ft north of Route 633 (Hunters Hill Road)

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The preliminary investigation reveals that a sedan was headed south on Route 17 when it ran off the road to the left, traveled approximately 400 feet, struck multiple trees and caught fire.

The driver and sole occupant of the sedan succumbed to their injuries on scene.

Identification of the deceased is pending next of kin notification.

The investigation is ongoing.

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