New Kent man dies in single car crash

NEW KENT, VA (WWBT) - A Quinton man is dead following a motor vehicle crash in New Kent County Tuesday evening.

At 8:09 p.m., Virginia State Police Trooper D. J. Gray was called to the scene on Route 249, New Kent Highway, approximately 6/10 of a mile east of Route 640, Quinton Road.

A 1998 Mazda Protégé was traveling eastbound on Route 249 when the vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway and overturned several times, according to Virginia State Police.

The driver, Michael Deckard, 42, was not wearing his safety belt and was ejected from the vehicle.  Deckard was seriously injured in the crash and was transported by ambulance to Virginia Commonwealth University Hospital where he later died.

Speed is considered a factor in the crash. The crash remains under investigation at this time.

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