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Police identify person killed in crash on I-64 in Newport News

State police say Ryan Miller hit a guardrail as he drove onto I-64 from Route 17. He also hit a tractor trailer and was ejected from his car.
Credit: VDOT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Virginia State Police say one person is dead following an accident Wednesday night on Interstate 64.

State Police say the two-vehicle crash happened around 10:30 p.m. on eastbound I-64, east of Exit 258B (Route 17/J. Clyde Morris Boulevard) in Newport News.

Investigators learned that Ryan Miller, 31, tried to drive onto the interstate from Route 17, but he lost control of his car and hit a guardrail. After hitting the guardrail, he ended up veering back into the eastbound lanes of I-64 where he hit a tractor trailer.

The force of the impact threw Miller from his car and his car caught on fire. Miller was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities say Miller wasn't wearing a seatbelt and it's unknown at this time if alcohol played a contributing factor. His family members have been notified.

No one else was hurt.