NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Police say a man is dead after striking a power line in Newport News overnight.
Authorities got the call for the accident around 3:10 a.m. Saturday after the vehicle reportedly struck a pole at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Main Street.
When police arrived at the scene, they realized the line was still active with electricity.
Once the power was shut off, officers approached the vehicle where they confirmed the driver — identified as 43-year-old Derryck Levar Fountain of Newport News — was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Newport News Police Department Crash Team Unit is still investigating the incident.