Man dies after car strikes pole in Virginia Beach

Posted at 12:36 PM, Apr 30, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-01 12:54:09-04

Virginia Beach, Va. - A person has died after a car crash in Virginia Beach, police tell NewsChannel 3.

It happened on Tuesday, April 30 at approximately 12:35 a.m.

Police received a report of an accident in the 5100 block of Wesleyan Drive. Police, EMS, and fire crews responded, and found a vehicle that had struck a pole.

Investigators say the victim was traveling westbound on Haygood Road passing Bayside High School. The victim was driving a two-door 1999 Honda Civic, and turned onto Wesleyan Drive. The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed, police say, when the driver lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle slid across the roadway and struck a light pole on the driver’s side.

The victim was transported to a local hospital and was pronounced dead. A passenger in the vehicle was also transported for serious injuries and remains hospitalized.

The victim has been identified as 32-year-old Jonathan D. Mcabee of the 900 block of E. Ocean View Avenue in Norfolk.

Speed and alcohol are considered factors in this crash.

This case remains under investigation.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates.