New Kent vehicle accident results in fatality
Virginia State Police have confirmed a fatality after an accident Saturday afternoon in New Kent.
Virginia State Police responded to a single vehicle crash just after 4 p.m. at the 5000 block of Roxbury Road (Route 106), just prior to the Charles City County line.
According to the police report and preliminary investigation, the driver of a Ford pickup traveling southbound was exiting a curve when it ran off the right side of the road, striking a tree and catching fire. The driver and only occupant succumbed to their injuries and died at the scene.
The deceased remains were transported to a local medical facility for examination. Their name has not been released to the public as of this time.
Speed is being considered as a factor into the cause of the crash. The accident remains under investigation.