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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | April 8, 2020

New Kent vehicle accident results in fatality

By Community Member | March 8, 2020 12:26 pm

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.