One man dies in single vehicle crash in New Kent

NEW KENT, VA (WWBT) - One man is dead following a single vehicle crash in New Kent County that took place Thursday afternoon.

At 12:34 p.m., Virginia State Police were called to the scene on eastbound Route 60, Pocahontas Trail, approximately 1/10 of a mile west of Route 622, Liberty Church Road.

Authorities said a 1992 Mercury Topaz was traveling eastbound on Route 60 when the driver ran off the right side of the roadway and struck several trees.

The driver, Walter H. Carter III, 55, died at the scene.  Carter was wearing his safety belt and possibly suffered a medical condition prior to the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

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