VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A single-vehicle crash early Monday morning killed one man and sent two others to the hospital.
The man killed in Monday’s crash has been identified as 25-year-old Antwaun Carter, of Portsmouth.
The crash happened around 1:15 a.m. on Shore Drive, near the First Landing State Park campground.
A car traveling west on Shore Drive veered off the road, hitting a sign and then a tree, according to Virginia Beach Police spokesperson Linda Kuehn.
All three men inside were taken to a local hospital, where one died. Kuehn said all three are in their late teens or early 20s.
People at the campground tell 10 On Your Side they woke up to the sound of two crashes, followed by calls for help.
One man, who did not wish to be identified, said he rode his motorcycle out to the scene and turned on the lights to shield the victims from any oncoming traffic.
Several other campers said they heard one man keeping a victim calm, and telling him not to move the person stuck inside the car.
Tracey Duncan and her family, including three-year-old twins Dakota and Savannah, are staying in a tent just across the fence from where the crash happened.
“If that tree wasn’t there, [the car] could have come right in and took out someone’s tent,” she said. “It’s really scary to think about.”
Duncan said she couldn’t get the victims’ calls for help out of her head, but she wants their families to know those calls didn’t go unanswered.
“I’d want to know that someone tried,” she said. “A little bit of comfort, knowing they weren’t alone, that somebody was there, trying at least, and maybe praying for them.”
Police have not identified the victim, or said what charges they plan to file.
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