Tow truck driver dies after striking tree in Newport News

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — One man died following a single vehicle accident early Thursday morning. 

Newport News police say they were called around 2 a.m for a report of tow truck that struck a tree at Menchville Road and Warwick Boulevard. 

The accident was upgraded to an extrication when crews arrived on scene. The driver of the tow truck was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Police later identified the driver as 43-year-old Jamerson Alexander, of Hampton.

The northbound side at the intersection of Menchville Road and Warwick Boulevard was blocked while crews investigated the accident.

Stay with WAVY.com for the latest developments. 

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