Suffolk man dies in single vehicle crash at Hampton

Published 9:31 am Tuesday, February 7, 2023

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A Suffolk man was killed Monday in a single vehicle crash on Interstate 664 in Hampton.

Virginia State Police report they were dispatched to the scene at about 5:15 p.m. to I-664 northbound, south of Power Plant Parkway in Hampton.

The driver of a 2007 Lexus E350 sedan, Joseph L. Locklear Jr., was traveling northbound I-664, when he lost control of the vehicle and ran off the roadway, and into a construction barrel, according to a VSP news release. Upon striking the barrel, the vehicle continued off the roadway and into a ditch, striking several trees before coming to rest. 

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The front seat passenger, Alvin Lamar Emanuel Banks, 38, of Wilson Court in Suffolk, died upon impact. Banks was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash, state police said.

Locklear suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Riverside Regional Hospital. 

The crash is still under investigation by state police. The Commonwealth Attorney will be consulted on charges, the officials said in the news release.