Two people found dead with gun in vehicle after I-264 crash; fire at home also under investigation

Posted at 2:03 PM, Aug 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-15 23:27:00-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle accident that became a criminal investigation Wednesday after two people were found deceased inside a vehicle.

At approximately 9:55 a.m. on August 8, the Communications Center received a call for a single-vehicle accident on I-264 westbound near First Colonial Parkway in Virginia Beach, according to the Virginia State Police.

The truck that crashed was a company vehicle from Carolina Marine Structures, a North Carolina-based business.

Carolina Marine Structure provided this statement:

We have limited information at this time and expect something later today once the police perform their initial investigation. What we do know is that one of our company vehicles was involved in a crash with the parapet wall on the interstate. It seems as though the driver may have had a heart attack or some other condition while driving. Again the police have not released information to us. I can assure you that CMS is not involved in ANY CRIMINAL investigation and we are providing all information requested by the Department.

Whether or not the individuals are involved in something criminal on their own account is unbeknownst to CMS.

On August 13 Virginia State Police released a statement saying a vehicle traveling west on I-264 ran off the side of the interstate and crashed east of Laskin Road.

When state police got there, troopers found 57-year-old William Davis and 50-year-old Belinda Davis deceased inside the vehicle.

The bodies were taken to the Medical Examiner for examination and autopsy, which confirmed the couple died prior to the crash, VSP said. The Medical Examiner's Office determined both victims' cause of death to be a gunshot wound to the head.

A firearm was recovered from inside the vehicle. State police officials said they are working with the Virginia Beach Fire Department, which is investigating a fire that occurred at their residence earlier that same morning.

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