WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) — A man in Williamsburg died after a tree branch fell on his car while he was driving Wednesday afternoon.
Officials say crews from the Williamsburg Fire Department responded to the incident around 3:50 p.m. Wednesday on Jamestown Road near the intersection with Bayberry Lane.
People who live on Bayberry Lane told 10 On Your Side they heard a loud “snap” but didn’t think much of it.
A preliminary investigation of the incident revealed that the 2018 Chevy Malibu was traveling northeast on Jamestown Road when a tree branch fell on the car.
City crews told 10 On Your Side’s Michelle Wolf the limb likely snapped due to strong winds.
The driver, identified as 42-year-old Hakeem Conway, was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger inside the vehicle sustained minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital for further treatment.
The National Weather Service reported high winds and lightning in the area at the time of the incident. The felled tree branch is likely weather-related, officials say. The incident remains under investigation.
Officials say Jamestown Road between John Tyler Lane and Mill Neck Road reopened Thursday morning.
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