James City County man dies in crash on John Tyler Highway

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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) — A James City County man died Thursday morning after his pickup went off the road and struck a tree on John Tyler Highway.

The crash happened around 11 a.m. near Powhatan Creek, according to the James City County Police Department. 

Police say the Ford F-150 was traveling east when it crossed the oncoming lane of traffic, went off the left side of the roadway, and struck a tree. 

The driver, 58-year-old David Eugene Lake, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

He wasn’t wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, according to police, and neither speed nor alcohol were identified as factors in the crash. 

The 4300 block of John Highway was closed as crews worked to remove the tree that was struck. It has since been reopened. 

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