Deadly crash on 41st Street in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – Newport News police are investigating a deadly crash on 41st Street.

Officers say it happened around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.  Someone called 911 after seeing the accident on 41st Street near Jefferson Avenue.  Police say a silver Buick was traveling northbound on Jefferson Avenue when the driver slammed into a pole.  Officers say the driver, identified as 28-year-old Edward Brown of Portsmouth, was not wearing a seat belt at the time.

Paramedics took Brown to a local hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.

The police’s crash team is still investigating what happened.

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