VSP: Speed a factor in fatal I-64 crash

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Virginia State Police now say a fatal crash on I-64 West Friday afternoon involved not one, but two vehicles.

The crash happened around 12:45 p.m. at 15th View (mile marker 272), according to Sgt. Michelle Anaya with Virginia State Police.

Anaya said an investigation indicated a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by 32-year-old Lamark Glenn Arthur Martin of Norfolk, was traveling very fast when it entered the I-64 East ramp from 15th View. She said Martin lost control of the vehicle, which struck a guardrail and overturned.

Martin’s vehicle ended up in the westbound lanes of I-64. That’s when Anaya said a 2006 Grand Prix traveling on I-64 West crashed into the Jeep.

Anaya said Martin died at the scene. His two passengers, an 18-year-old and 23-year-old, were both transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Police have not released any information about the extent of their injuries.

The driver of the other vehicle and his passenger were not injured.

All westbound lanes were closed and traffic delays spanned several miles, to Mason Creek Bridge, for several hours. All lanes have been reopened, according to Jennifer Gwaltney with VDOT.

Anaya said speed played an factor in the accident.

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