CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — A 19-year-old from Texas died following a vehicle fire the morning of October 1 in Chesapeake.
According to police, officers and firefighters responded to a call about a vehicle on fire around 1:10 a.m. on George Washington Highway near the entrance to the Dismal Swamp Canal Trail.
When they arrived on scene, the vehicle was completely on fire. The vehicle was off the road and had struck a tree.
When the fire was put out, it was confirmed the driver was pronounced dead. They were the only person in the vehicle and identified on October 11 as 19-year-old Don Diaz.
The incident is still under investigation.