Man charged with DUI manslaughter in fatal Newport News crash

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A man is facing multiple charges for a two-car crash in Newport News that left another man dead, police say.

Newport News police said officers were dispatched to Denbigh Boulevard and Patrick Henry Drive on Aug. 3 for the crash that involved two vehicles — a gray Jeep Cherokee driven by 36-year-old Daniel Hoage and a white Nissan Sentra driven by 37-year-old Jason Thomas.

Hoage died at scene, according to police. 

Thomas was transported to a hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening. Both drivers were the sole occupants in their cars, according to police.

Police said witnesses say Thomas was going south on Stoney Creek and came into the intersection during a yellow light, which turned red as he went around a vehicle making a left turn.

After Thomas went around the vehicle, he continued going south on Patrick Henry and was hit by Hoage, according to police.

Police arrested Thomas after further investigation and charged him with DWI, DUI manslaughter, driving without license and failure to obey highway sign.

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