Deadly crash causes power outage in Newport News

Posted at 4:47 AM, Apr 20, 2018

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Police are investigating an early morning crash that has left one man dead.

Dispatchers received a call at 1:30 a.m. about a vehicle accident in the 12600 block of Jefferson Avenue. When crews arrived, they saw that a vehicle had crashed into a power box.

Police say the male driver was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced deceased. The driver has been identified as 26-year-old Juvaunne Gordon.

The vehicle involved was a white 2006 Nissan Altima. Speed is believed to be a factor in the crash.

The Newport News Police Department Crash Team is investigating the crash.

According to Dominion Energy, some Newport News residents and businesses along Jefferson Avenue were without power due to this crash.