Passenger ejected, killed in single-car crash on Eastern Shore

ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — A man was killed after a car ran off of the road on Belinda Road (Route 692) Wednesday evening.

Joseph Robert Kent, 25, was ejected from his passenger seat during the crash and died at the scene.

Virginia State Police say the accident occurred around 5:45 p.m., on Belinda Road near Marsh Market Road.

A 2006 Chevy Colorado driven by Christopher M. Hernandez, was traveling west Belinda, when he ran off the road — causing the car to overturn.

Police say Kent was not wearing a seat belt during the crash.

Hernandez sustained non life-threatening injuries, and has been charged with reckless driving.

State Police say alcohol did not pay a factor in the crash.

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