NORFOLK, Va. (AP/WAVY) — Virginia officials are reporting one storm-related death after Hurricane Matthew.
Officials say the driver of a pickup truck was killed when the truck rear-ended a tractor-trailer stopped for a downed tree on Interstate 64 in Chesapeake on Saturday.
Virginia Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Dawn Brantley said Monday that the death was storm-related. She says officials haven’t yet determined whether the death of a man found in standing water in Hampton is storm-related.
Virginia State Police Sgt. Michelle Anaya says the driver killed was 38-year-old Anthony E. Longoria, of Carsville, Virginia. Anaya says 36-year-old Linwood Morris Barnes was killed in a single-vehicle accident in Isle of Wight County.
Barnes was driving south on Route 708 on Sunday, Oct. 9, when he ran off the, hit a culvert and went up onto an embankment and overturned. Anaya says it is unknown at this time if alcohol was a factor.
Barnes was reportedly not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
Dominion Virginia Power says nearly 100,000 customers in Virginia are in the dark Monday, most of them in southeastern Virginia.
Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach and Middlesex County have declared states of emergency.
Brantley says about 68 people are in shelters in Hampton, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach.
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