Police Investigate Fatal Denbigh Boulevard Crash in Newport News
Police were called to a fatal Denbigh Boulevard crash in Newport News during a deadly weekend on the Virginia Peninsula. A motorcyclist also lost his life in Newport News.
The car wreck fatality occurred during a crash on Denbigh Boulevard in northern Newport News close to Patrick Henry Drive. Master Police Officer Brandon Maynard said in a press release, dispatchers received a call about the two-car crash around 8:33 p.m. on Friday night.
Officers said a gray Jeep Cherokee and a white Nissan Sentra were involved in a collision. The male driver of the Jeep Cherokee was pronounced dead at the wreck scene.
The 37-year-old driver of the Nissan Sentra was taken to a local hospital for the treatment of injuries considered to be non-life-threatening, police said.
Few details about the cause of this fatal Denbigh Boulevard crash in Newport News were available over the weekend. Our thoughts are with the family of the motorist who lost his life.
The investigation of the fatal crash led to the closure of Denbigh Boulevard east at the site of the crash. The intersection with Jefferson Avenue was closed on Friday night while the Newport News Police Department Crash Team investigated the accident, Maynard said.
Fatal Denbigh Boulevard Crash is the Latest on a Treacherous Highway
Denbigh Boulevard is a congested, urban highway on the Virginia Peninsula. It is often the scene of crashes with serious injuries. Last year, an 81-year-old woman lost her life in a hit-and-run crash on Denbigh Boulevard in York County.
The accident was reported just east of Route 17. The driver of a 2015 Chrysler 300 was heading east on Denbigh Boulevard. The Chrysler inexplicably veered into the westbound lanes. It sideswiped a Lincoln Town Car and a Ford Ranger. The elderly driver of the Lincoln was killed in the wreck after she was pushed into traffic. A man from Newport News was later charged with hit-and-run.
Please exercise care when driving on busy highways such as Denbigh Boulevard, Warwick Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue in Newport News. Stick to speed limits and watch out for vehicles emerging from side streets.
A grim summer for motorcyclists continued in Hampton Roads when a rider was killed on City Center Boulevard in Newport News near the overpass.
Newport News Police Department reported the death of a motorcyclist just after 10 a.m. on Saturday. First responders found the 23-year-old motorcyclist with critical injuries and transported him to a local hospital, where he died.
Police said the rider hit a tree. No other vehicle appears to have been involved in this tragic accident. The cause of the crash is unclear.
Motorcyclist deaths spiked in 2017 in Virginia and 2018 is also shaping up to be a grim year. In recent weeks, high speed has caused a spate of rider deaths in Hampton Roads.
Virginia Highway Safety Office and the Department of Motor Vehicles reported 107 deaths on motorcycles last year, a 48 percent increase on the previous year. Speeding motorcyclists in Hampton Roads and elsewhere contributed to the death toll.
Typically, more motorcyclists lose their lives in the summer months when more riders are on the roads and cities like Virginia Beach and Hampton see an upsurge in visitor traffic.
Contact Our Attorneys About a Fatal Newport News Car Crash
Far too many drivers, passengers, pedestrians and motorcyclists lose their lives in Newport News. Often another driver is at fault for a death.
If you have lost a loved one in Hampton Roads, our Newport News wrongful death lawyers want to hear from you. Please call us today for a free consultation at (757) 455-0077. We have a client meeting location in Newport News and can visit you at your home or at the hospital.