Man dies after truck overturns off I-264 in Portsmouth

(Photo: Virginia State Police)

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A man was killed Tuesday in a crash on Interstate 264 near Greenwood Drive in Portsmouth.

State police Sgt. Michelle Anaya says the single-vehicle accident happened around 9:14 a.m.

(Photo: Virginia State Police)

According to Anaya, a 2000 Chevrolet truck was heading eastbound on I-264, when he lost control, ran off the roadway, hit an exit sign and light pole, causing the truck to roll over several times and land in a ditch.

Anaya initially told WAVY.com there were no injuries in the crash. She later said the accident resulted in a fatality.

The driver was identified as 46-year-old James Scott Jones, of Corapeake, North Carolina. State police say he was not wearing a seat belt.

VDOT traffic cameras showed a slight backup on the eastbound side of I-264 following the crash. According to VDOT, the crash caused the right lane, right shoulder, and exit ramp to be closed at Greenwood Drive.

Anaya said alcohol was not a factor in the accident.

 

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