Friday, December 9, 2022

Newport News man killed following crash on I-64

NEWPORT NEWS — Alcohol did not play a factor in a single-vehicle crash that killed a local man Saturday morning.

That’s what Virginia State Police found. They identified the man as Armand Rashad Brown.

Police said Brown was driving a 2006 Toyota Avalon west on Interstate 64 just east of Jefferson Avenue at around 3:27 a.m.

“The driver lost control, over corrected, and veered off the roadway, striking a tree head on,” said Sgt. Michelle Anaya, State Police spokeswoman. “Mr. Brown was taken to Riverside Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.

Anaya said Brown was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

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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