The Virginia State Police is currently investigating two fatal crashes that occurred early Saturday morning, one in Middlesex and the other in Newport News.
According to police, dispatch received a call at 2:13 a.m. for a two-vehicle crash that resulted in a double fatality in Middlesex. Shortly after, at approximately 3:33 a.m., dispatch received a call for a single-vehicle fatality in the city of Newport News.
The double fatality happened in Middlesex County on Route 17. A vehicle was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of Route 17 when the driver collided head on with a Kenworth tractor trailer. Upon impact, the tractor trailer ran off the roadway into the ditch, tipping over onto its side and spilling over 70 gallons of diesel fuel.
The female driver, identified as 22-year-old Amberly Wingfield, and male passenger, identified as 25-year-old Bradley Wingfield, died upon impact.
The single vehicle crash in Newport News happened in the westbound lanes of Interstate 64, east of J. Clyde Morris Boulevard. Preliminary investigations reveal that the driver, 21-year-old Newport News man Denezel Antonio Carter, drifted off the roadway to the right, where his vehicle struck the guardrail before overturning and coming to rest on its roof.
Carter and a female passenger were taken to Riverside Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 22-year-old Jordan Makell Bolden, a male passenger in the vehicle died upon impact.
Police said alcohol nor speed were contributing factors to the crash.
Carter was charged with reckless driving. Further charges are pending upon examination of the incident by the Commonwealth's Attorney.
Both crashes remain under investigation.