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Newport News man succumbs to his injuries following vehicle crash

The Newport News man involved in a single-vehicle crash Sunday has died from his injuries, according to the Virginia State Police.

He was identified as Carlitto Lamont Carmack, 42.

Police said Carmack was driving a 2015 Honda Accord on Interstate 64 in the westbound lanes, east of Mercury Boulevard in Hampton at around 2:58 a.m. Sunday.

Carmack lost control of the vehicle, ran off the roadway, and struck the jersey wall. He was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash.

He suffered serious injuries during that time and was taken to Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News. He died Wednesday.

Alcohol was not a contributing factor of the crash, police said.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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