Newport News man dead, 3 people injured following serious Norfolk crash

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Posted at 7:57 PM, Sep 17, 2020

NORFOLK, Va. - A Newport News man who was involved in a crash on Tidewater Drive Thursday night died from his injuries, police said.

Around 6:50 p.m. Thursday, police were dispatched to the 6500 block of Tidewater Drive for a crash. When officers arrived, they located four people who were all suffering from injuries sustained during the crash.

One of the drivers, later identified as Zachary F. Miles, 42, of Newport News, was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries where he later died as a result of his injuries.

The driver of the second vehicle and its two passengers all sustained minor injuries.

The preliminary investigation has revealed Miles was traveling southbound in the 6500 block of Tidewater Drive when he lost control of his Ford sedan, crossed over into oncoming traffic lanes and collided with an SUV which was traveling northbound on Tidewater Drive.

Investigators believe speed to be a contributing factor.

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