Driver killed when car hits tree in Norfolk

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on May 12, 2014 at 5:05 AM

Updated Monday, May 12 at 4:43 PM

Norfolk fatal crash Ocean View

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UPDATE 4 p.m.: Police have identified the victim as 47-year-old Patricia Beane of Norfolk.  Investigators believe speed may have been a factor in the crash. 
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NORFOLK -- A car went off the road, overturned and hit a tree early Monday, killing the driver.

Police say the car was going west on E. Ocean View Avenue near Chesapeake Boulevard around 2 a.m.

Witnesses say the car hit the curb and went airborne.

Thomas Vow said he stopped to see if he could help.

"With the tree and the pole in the way, you couldn't really do much," said Vow.

Investigators are working to determine what caused the driver to lose control.

The victim's name hasn't been released.

E. Ocean View Ave. was closed between Chesapeake Blvd. and Hillside Ave. for the Auto Fatality Team investigation. The road reopened at 8 a.m.

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