VIRGINIA BEACH- Va. Beach Police say a 74-year-old man was killed when his vehicle ran into a utility pole Wednesday evening.

The accident occurred just before 7:00 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of Northampton Blvd. at the S. Independence on-ramp.

Jerry H. Simpkins's Ford van hit the pole and then went off the road.

He died at the scene.

The investigation continues into what caused Simpkins to lose control.

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