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Daniel Post 53, killed after his pickup leaves road and crashes into small pond in rural Suffolk.
Modified Date:Fri, 04/03/2015 - 4:35pm
Accident Date:Tuesday, February 11, 2014
A driver has died after running off the roadway and landing in a body of water in Suffolk Wednesday morning. A City of Suffolk spokesperson said emergency crews received a call from the driver around 6 a.m. about the crash. The driver said his vehicle had left the roadway and was submerged in a body of water, but he wasn’t sure of his exact location. Crews were able to get a ping from the cell phone tower the call came from to get a location. Emergency crews from Suffolk, Southampton County, Franklin, Isle of Wight County and State Police all responded to try to search for the crash. Suffolk Police found a set of tire tracks leading to a small pond in the 9400 block of South Quay Road in the rural part of the city off Route 58. The driver was dead. The vehicle was traveling on New Road when it crossed over South Quay Road and drove through a field before ending up in the water. The vehicle, a Dodge Dakota pickup, was pulled from the water shortly before noon. The victim has been identified as Daniel Post, 53, of Franklin. This is the second fatal crash involving a vehicle in a body of water in Suffolk in less than 12 hours. Around 8 p.m. Tuesday, a Nissan went into a body of water in Northern Suffolk. A passenger was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Topics:Accidents in Waterways
Roadway:South Quay Road
County:Suffolk city, VA