Two dead in fatal single-vehicle crash in JCC on Pocahontas Trail

JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — The James City County Fire Department responded to a single-vehicle crash early Thursday morning that resulted in two fatalities, officials said.

The crash occurred on Pocahontas Trail, near Howard Drive and Jackson Street, around 2:20 a.m.

A 2007 Acura was overturned and had struck a utility pole and there were live power lines in the road when emergency personnel arrived.

A pole was significantly damaged as a result, and all lanes of Pocahontas Trail were closed while crews investigated and worked to clear the scene. VDOT assisted in traffic control. Dominion Energy was also called to the scene. WAVY video showed power crews working to restore power and repair the pole.

Officials confirmed there were propane tanks near the crash which were damaged and leaking.

The investigation, which included witness accounts, determined the vehicle was traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed when it went off the road and hit the utility pole. Officials said alcohol may have also been a contributing factor in this crash.

Medics pronounced the driver, 18-year-old Dimas Juarez Jacobo, deceased on the scene. His passenger, 18-year-old Ulises Fuentes Jordan, was ejected from the vehicle and died from his injuries. Both men were James City County residents.

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