VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Two people have died after a crash in the 5300 block of Virginia Beach Boulevard Thursday night.
Virginia Beach Police say the crash involved only one vehicle.
A report of a single vehicle crash came in around 8:11 p.m.
Upon arrival, officers, emergency medical services, and firefighters determined that both the driver and the passenger had succumbed to their injuries inside of the vehicle.
Drivers are asked to avoid the area as the road will be closed in both directions for several hours.
After a preliminary investigation, officers found that the driver lost control of the vehicle and hit the median. The vehicle then struck a tree in the median.
Fire crews on scene worked for an extensive period of time to remove both the driver and passenger from the vehicle as the crash caused significant vehicle damage.
Police believe speed is a contributing factor to the crash.
This case is ongoing and is under investigation by members of the Fatal Crash Team (FACT).
No other information is available at this time.
The roadway is expected to be closed for the next few hours.
VBPD working single vehicle crash involving double fatality. Please avoid 5300 block of Virginia Beach Boulevard. Roadway will be closed in both directions for several hours. More to follow.— Virginia Beach PD (@VBPD) May 7, 2021