UPDATE (August 11, 8:15): The passenger suffered minor injuries and decided to be transported to Riverside Regional Medical Center for evaluation, according to the City of Williamsburg. Jamestown Road between John Tyler Lane and Mill Neck Road was slated to reopen at approximately 8 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, with the remaining portion of the tree to be removed in the morning. The road will open once that work is completed.
UPDATE (August 11, 8:56): Jamestown Road is now open.
WILLIAMSBURG — A Williamsburg man died after a tree fell on his moving vehicle Wednesday, Aug. 10, the city announced.
Williamsburg Fire Department responded to a motor-vehicle incident at 3:48 p.m. Wednesday on Jamestown Road near the intersection with Bayberry Lane, the city said in a press release.
A 2018 Chevy Malibu was traveling northeast on Jamestown Road when a tree branch fell onto the car. The driver, 42-year-old Hakeem A. Conway of Williamsburg, was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger reported minor injuries that did not require further medical attention. No other passengers were in the vehicle, the release said.
National Weather Service reported high winds and lightning in the area at the time of the incident, the release said. The incident remains under investigation.
City of Williamsburg’s Department of Public Works & Utilities and James City County Fire Department assisted on the call. The city advises that Jamestown Road between John Tyler Lane and Mill Neck Road will be closed until further notice.