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Fatal single vehicle crash in Newport News

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Posted at 10:46 AM, Mar 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-18 10:47:35-04

IMG_0270Newport News, Va. – A person died after in a single vehicle traffic crash on Shoe Lane early Friday morning.

Newport News police and fire department units were dispatched the crash scene around 1:45 a.m.

Upon arrival, Newport News and Christopher Newport University officers discovered a Dodge pick-up truck had struck a tree and sustained severe damage. The driver was trapped inside the truck and was non-responsive, suffering from obvious head injuries.

IMG_0269The Newport News Fire Department extricated the victim and transported him to a local hospital.

The victim was pronounced deceased shortly after arriving at the hospital.