18-year-old dies following overnight, single-vehicle crash in Accomack

Accomack County

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ACCOMACK, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia State Police say an 18-year-old died following an overnight crash in Accomack.

State Police were called to the single-vehicle crash just after 4 a.m. Sunday in the area of Guards Shore Road between Ridge Road and Winterville Road in Bloxom.

Officials say the driver, later identified as 18-year-old Shawn Michael Turner, was traveling westbound on Guards Shore Road when he ran off the roadway and struck a tree.

Officials from the Bloxom Volunteer Fire Company, near Parksley, told 10 On Your Side that Turner was one of their fire volunteers.

Officials added that Turner was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident and was partially ejected.

He died upon impact.

According to state police, speed was a contributing factor and it is yet unknown if alcohol was a contributing factor.

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