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SUFFOLK, Va. – Police are investigating after a fatal crash Tuesday morning.

Crews were investigating on the scene at Route 58 westbound at the intersection of the Franklin Bypass and South Quay Road.

Officials received the call around 12:43 a.m., advising of the accident involving a passenger vehicle.

The driver, 31-year-old Shonta L. Clark, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Suffolk Fire & Rescue personnel.

Upon preliminary investigation, police say the vehicle left the roadway and then impacted a street sign and several trees.

Around 2 a.m., police said that one lane was closed in the immediate area of the crash, however, the affected portion of roadway reopened around 7:50 a.m.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation at this time.

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