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Alcohol a ‘contributing factor’ in crash that killed a man in Hampton, state police say

A Tappahannock man died following a two-vehicle crash in Hampton Sunday.

Virginia State Police identified the man as Troy Lamont Burrell.

He was 58 years old.

Dispatchers received several calls about a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 64 westbound at mile marker 264mm/I-664 interchange at around 2:03 p.m. Sunday.

Police said an investigation indicated a 1995 Lincoln Towncar driven by Burrell was traveling westbound on Interstate 64 when it struck a 2017 Volkswagen Jetta in the rear, causing both vehicles to run off the roadway and strike the jersey wall.

The driver of the Jetta, Tyler C. Duarte, suffered minor injuries, police said.

Burrell was taken to Sentara CarePlex Hospital in Hampton where he later died from injuries he suffered in the crash, police said.

He was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash, and alcohol was a contributing factor, according to a news release from state police.

John Mangalonzohttp://wydaily.com
John Mangalonzo (john@localdailymedia.com) 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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