PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A Chesapeake man died just after midnight Tuesday when his car ran off I-264, struck a tree and caught fire.
Virginia State Police say the crash happened on I-264 eastbound, west of Victory Boulevard. The vehicle caught fire while the victim, 61-year-old Michael M. Lewis, was still inside. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Troopers say the preliminary investigation showed that speed was not a factor and it’s unknown at this time if alcohol was a factor. Lewis, of the 3900 block of Port Road in Chesapeake, was not wearing his seatbelt.
The crash remains under investigation.
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