Two dead in car crash on I-264 in Portsmouth

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Two people died Saturday in a single car crash on I-264, west of Greenwood Drive in Portsmouth.

The crash happened in the westbound lanes of I-264.

Virginia State Police were called to the scene of the crash at 4:01 p.m.

The driver of a Ford Focus ran off the road and went down an embankment when trying to overcorrect the vehicle.

Both driver and passenger died on impact when the car hit a tree. The driver of the vehicle was identified as 56-year-old Cleophas Moore Jr. of Norfolk.

Troopers are still in the process of identifying the passenger, who did not have ID on them.

The accident is still under investigation.