Accident on 460 results in fatality
A single vehicle fatality occurred in the westbound Route 460 (Windsor Boulevard) east of Route 639 (Ecella Road) on Monday. According to Sgt. Michelle Anaya, spokeswoman for the Virginia State Police, the accident occurred at approximately 1:30 p.m.
The driver of a 2008 Buick, Lavonta Jamal Johnson of Petersburg, was traveling in the westbound lanes of Route 460 at a high rate of speed when Johnson lost control, hydroplaned, ran off the roads striking a tree. Johnson, 20, died at the scene. He was not wearing a safety belt and it is unknown if alcohol was a contributing factor.
A juvenile passenger suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.
One westbound lane had to be temporarily closed because of the accident.
Notification to family members has been made.
[This version updates the original posting on Monday afternoon.]