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Speed and intoxication believed to be contributing factors of Dam Neck Road fatal crash

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Posted at 4:26 AM, Jun 01, 2021

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Police responded to a fatal crash Tuesday morning around 3 a.m.

Officials said the two vehicle fatal crash was in the 2500 block of Dam Neck Road.

Police said their preliminary investigation revealed that a Nissan pick-up truck was traveling eastbound on Dam Neck Road when it became disabled. The driver of the Nissan was tending to his vehicle when a GMC Sport Utility Vehicle impacted the rear of the truck.

The pedestrian sustained life threatening injuries and the two passengers of the Nissan were taken to local hospitals with what police believe to be non-life-threatening injuries.

After impact with the Nissan, the GMC rolled and struck a tree in the center median, causing the vehicle to catch fire. The driver, and only occupant of the GMC was pronounced deceased on scene, police said.

Speed and intoxication are believed to be contributing factors of this crash, according to police.

The decedent has been identified as 33-year-old Nicolas William Radelt of Smithfield, Va.

This remains an active investigation, led by members of the VBPD Fatal Crash Team.