HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Police say a man died and another sustained life-threatening injuries following a crash in Hampton early Tuesday morning.
According to police, dispatchers got the call for the crash just before 4:30 a.m. in the area of LaSalle Avenue and Settlers Landing Road.
When they got to the scene, officers found two men, a 54-year-old and a 50-year-old, trapped inside a vehicle. Both men were sent to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Police say the 50-year-old man was pronounced dead at the hospital. He has been identified as Newport News resident Lionel Toliver.
As of Thursday evening, the 54-year-old man was still in the hospital, but in stable condition, police said.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the driver of the crash was traveling at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a curb. Police say the vehicle continued into a dry ravine and overturned.
There were no other vehicles involved in the crash.