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2019-3-36

VSP Seeking Those who Stopped at Gloucester Fatal Crash - Please Call VSP

As the investigation continues into the fatal traffic crash that occurred Monday afternoon in Gloucester County, the Virginia State Police is asking for those motorists who stopped out at the crash scene to please contact the investigating trooper as soon as possible. Trooper James Street can be reached at 804-832-6368. 

The single-vehicle crash occurred at approximately 2:35 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of Route 14 (John Clayton Memorial Highway), just east of Route 17( George Washington Memorial Highway).

A 1998 Ford Explorer was traveling east on Route 14 when it ran off the road and over-corrected. The SUV then overturned several times and ejected the passenger, who was not wearing a seat belt.

The passenger, Tremayne Ryeshawn Safewright,26, of Newport News., Va., was flown to Riverside Regional Medical Center. He later succumbed to his injuries sustained in the crash.

The driver, Jiree Dequayne Burrell, 24, of Gloucester, Va., was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

Preliminary investigations reveal that speed and alcohol, were contributing factors. 

The Gloucester Country Commonwealth's Attorney was notified of the fatality. Charges are still pending at this time.

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