Newport News, Va. - A man has been reported dead after passing away in a car accident on the I-64 interstate. He was reportedly driving a 2007 BMW 335i and was traveling at a high rate of speed.
The speed limit on the I-64 is set at 60 to 65 miles per hour (mph). The victim is said to have attempted to exit the freeway in the eastbound lane at mile marker 256 when he lost control of his vehicle.
Authorities report the man wasn't wearing his seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. The BMW then hit a tree and engulfed in flames. Alcohol is not believed to be a contributing factor to this fatal accident.
The deceased has been identified as Kareem St. Ledger Solely, a resident of Hampton, VA, and only 23 years old. No other persons were injured and the vehicular accident has been deemed a one-person crash.
The accident happened at around 12:15 p.m. in the afternoon on July 3, 2021. When authorities arrived on the scene, Solely was determined to have life-threatening injuries. He was promptly transported to Riverside Regional Medical Hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
The exit Solely attempted to take was near Oyster Point Road in Newport News, Virginia. It is not immediately clear if the young man has any surviving children or a spouse. It's also not clear if he has remaining family or if they've been made aware of the tragedy.
This story is developing. Check back for more updates.
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