Passenger dead, driver with life-threatening injuries after overnight I-264 crash in Portsmouth

Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia State Police are now investigating a crash on I-264 in Portsmouth that killed one man and sent another to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

According to Sgt. Michelle Anaya from Virginia State Police, the single-vehicle crash occurred just after 2 a.m. Saturday.

State Police say the driver was traveling westbound on I-264 at a high rate of speed when he tried to take the Portsmouth Boulevard exit ramp.

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The driver lost control of the vehicle, ran off the roadway, and struck several trees.

The impact from the crash killed the front-seat passenger of the vehicle, a 29-year-old man.

State Police say the driver was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was ejected from the vehicle. The driver was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Officials added that alcohol did not appear to be a contributing factor in the crash.

The crash is still under investigation.

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