Man dies after SUV runs off road, lands in ditch in Suffolk; police investigating

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Posted at 8:59 PM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 20:59:21-05

SUFFOLK, Va. - A Portsmouth man has died after his SUV ran off the road and landed in a ditch in the 1600 block of Portsmouth Boulevard and Route 58 late Monday night.

Suffolk Police and Suffolk Fire & Rescue units responded to the area around 10:54 p.m. after dispatchers were notified of a single-vehicle crash involving an SUV.

After a preliminary investigation, police determined that the driver of the SUV was driving eastbound when the vehicle ran off the road, hit a guardrail and flew into the air before coming to a stop partially submerged in a ditch. The driver, who was the only person in the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police identified the victim as Dayquan Eley, 28, of Portsmouth.

Two lanes were closed for about four hours immediately after the crash.

Suffolk Police are continuing to investigate what led to the crash.

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