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Fatal crash that killed 2 people on I-264 may have been ‘medical episode’

Posted at 11:25 AM, Aug 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-09 11:25:58-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle accident that became a criminal investigation Wednesday after two people were found deceased inside a vehicle, reported WTKR. 

At approximately 9:55 a.m., the Communications Center received a call for a single-vehicle accident on I-264 westbound near First Colonial Parkway in Virginia Beach, according to the Virginia State Police.

The truck that crashed was a company vehicle from Coastal Marine Structure, a North Carolina-based business. It is unknown how many people were in the truck, but the company believed its driver had a medical episode while driving, causing the vehicle to crash.

Coastal Marine Structure provided this statement:

We have limited information at this time and expect something later today once the police perform their initial investigation. What we do know is that one of our company vehicles was involved in a crash with the parapet wall on the interstate. It seems as though the driver may have had a heart attack or some other condition while driving. Again the police have not released information to us. I can assure you that CMS is not involved in ANY CRIMINAL investigation and we are providing all information requested by the Department.

Whether or not the individuals are involved in something criminal on their own account is unbeknownst to CMS.

All lanes of traffic are now open.

More information will be released as it becomes available. This is still an active investigation.

This is a developing story. Stay with WTKR on-air and online for updates.