Driver dies after hitting tree in Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – One person was killed in a crash along East Ocean View Avenue early Monday morning.

Karen Parker-Chesson with the Norfolk Police Department said the crash occurred around 2 a.m. in the 700 block of East Ocean View Avenue when a vehicle traveling westbound hit a tree.

Photo by WAVY/LaVoy Harrell
Photo by WAVY/LaVoy Harrell

The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have identified the victim as 47-year-old Patricia Beane of Norfolk.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, but investigators believe speed may have been a factor, according to Parker-Chesson.

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