MATHEWS COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia State Police say a man died following an overnight crash in Mathews County.

According to state police, troopers responded to the crash around 12:15 a.m. at the intersection of Fitchetts Wharf Road and Haven Beach Road. 

A preliminary investigation of the crash revealed that a 37-year-old man driving a 2018 Audi Sedan was traveling northbound on Fitchetts Warf Road when he ran off the roadway and into a ditch on Haven Beach Road.

The vehicle then struck a tree head-on and caught on fire.

The driver was identified as Christopher Steven Dehoux, 37, of Moon, Virginia.

Troopers are currently notifying the motorist’s next of kin. No further information has been released.

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