HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – Virginia State Police have identified the man who was killed in a crash on Interstate 664 Friday afternoon.
Sgt. Michelle Anaya with Virginia State Police confirmed the accident happened just after 1 p.m. in the northbound lanes, north of Power Plant Parkway in Hampton. This was also near Powhatan Parkway.
One lane of northbound I-664 in that area was open to traffic as police investigated the crash. VDOT said the entrance ramp was also closed.
In an update Friday after, police said the crash — which officials originally called a hit-and-run — was the fault of the man who died.
Police identified him as Kevin Wayne Riddick, 50, of Newport News.
Police said Riddick was driving northbound in the right lane at a high rate of speed when traffic came to an abrupt stop.
Riddick swerved onto the shoulder to avoid running into the stopped vehicles, but lost control and struck the jersey wall. The car overturned several times and ejected Riddick.
Police said Riddick’s vehicle may have struck a gold-colored SUV that continued traveling northbound after the crash.
All travel lanes reopened by 5 p.m. at the scene of the crash, but lanes were still closed on the nearby ramp onto I-64 due to a tractor-trailer with a fuel leak.
Drivers should avoid the area.
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