Body identified after vehicle becomes submerged in Virginia Beach neighborhood

Posted at 7:54 AM, Aug 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-26 12:38:06-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Police in Virginia Beach are investigating a fatal vehicle crash after someone drove an SUV into the water near Bold Ruler Drive.

Police shut down traffic on Bold Ruler Drive between Davinci Drive and Sword Dancer Drive. They have said only one person,  26-year-old Jeconiah M. Westmoreland ​of Virginia Beach, died in the crash.

Authorities say the car went under just before 5 a.m. Police are not sure what caused the SUV to enter the water, but they tell News 3 that a witness called city dispatchers after seeing the vehicle enter the water.

Divers were brought to the scene to connect a tow cable to the SUV. The car has since been removed from the water.

The investigation remains active.

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