Man dies following single-vehicle crash in Hampton

Credit: Hampton Police Division

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — A man died Monday morning in a single-vehicle crash in Hampton, according to police.

Hampton police said in a tweet the crash happened near the intersection of Big Bethel Road and West Lewis Road.

The man, who has not yet been identified, was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police said the man was later pronounced dead.

A preliminary investigation found the man was driving a white Chevy van south on Big Bethel when he lost control and went off the road, striking a power pole and then a fire hydrant.

Fire officials said utility crews responded to the area to make repairs.

An image from Hampton police showed a portion of a power pole completely broken. The lines appeared to still be in tact.

Dominion Energy’s outage map showed nearly 50 customers without power in the area around the crash scene.

Big Bethel Road was closed for four blocks following the crash. All lanes reopened at 4:30 p.m.

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