Virginia Beach, Va. – A car crashed and caught on fire killing one person on I-264 westbound at the Old Toll Plaza early Saturday morning.
Around 2:25 a.m., State Police were patrolling the westbound lanes on the interstate when they noticed a 2008 Hyundai Veracruz travelling eastbound on the interstate near Independence Boulevard and Rosemont Road fully engulfed in flames, according to Sergeant Michelle Anaya.
Anaya says the driver ran off the road to the right of the toll plaza, struck attenuator attached to the jersey wall, overturned, and caught on fire. The driver was partially ejected and trapped underneath the vehicle and burned beyond recognition, according to State Police investigations.
State Police are working with the Medical Examiners office to identify the driver. Sgt. Anaya advises this process could take several days.
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