NEWPORTNEWS-- State Police are on the scene of a single vehicle accident on I-64 which has claimed two lives.

The incident happened at mile marker 252 near Fort Eustis around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday.

That's when a 1998 BMW ran off the roadway and struck a tree. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene and the front seat passenger was airlifted to Norfolk General Hospital where she later died of her injuries, officials said.

The driver has been identified as Lamar Yasin Parker, 22, of Newport News. The female passenger was identified as Lashawan Lashell Hogans, 21.

It is unclear what caused the accident. An investigation is now underway.

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