Hampton man dies in Southampton County crash

Hampton man dies in Southampton County crash

Hampton man dies in Southampton County crash

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on December 21, 2013 at 1:28 PM

Updated Saturday, Dec 21 at 1:28 PM

SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY-- A man is dead following an accident Saturday morning.

Deputies responded to call at about 8:30 a.m. of a single-vehicle crash on Southampton Parkway near Adams Grove.

When officers arrived, they found an overturned vehicle and a 22-year-old man from Hampton who was involved in the accident. Medics pronounced the man dead at 8:44 a.m. Police say no one else was involved in the crash.

Two witnesses at the scene told police that the man appeared to be driving recklessly, swerving on the road. They also said that he may have been using a handheld electronic device while driving.

Detectives determined that distracted driving is the cause of the wreck. They ruled out speed and alcohol as factors.

The identity of the victim is being withheld until family has been notified.

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