Man dies after car crashes into tree on Midlothian Turnpike

The crash happened around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 9100 block of Midlothian Turnpike near...
The crash happened around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 9100 block of Midlothian Turnpike near Powhite.(Arizona's Family)
Published: Nov. 29, 2022 at 2:14 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 29, 2022 at 9:13 AM EST
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CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WWBT) - A man has died after his car crashed into a tree in Chesterfield overnight.

The crash happened around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 9100 block of Midlothian Turnpike near Powhite.

Police say the driver of a 2003 Toyota Camry was heading westbound on Midlothian Turnpike when they crossed into the median striking a tree.

The vehicle then entered the eastbound side of Midlothian Turnpike where it came to rest.

The driver, Gilbert M. Allen, 52, was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to investigators, Allen was speeding and not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

All eastbound and 2 westbound lanes on Route 60 east near Arboretum Place were closed for several hours while police investigated the crash.

The investigation remains ongoing.