October 17, 2007: At around 2:11 a.m., Newport News Police Communications began receiving calls of a single vehicle traffic crash at Loftus Boulevard and Nat Turner Boulevard with the car fully involved in flames. When officers arrived they were able to locate the "owner" of the car and several witnesses who said that the driver had fled the scene on foot. The officers further learned that the car involved in the crash had apparently been racing a white Cadillac at the time of the crash. The crash occurred when the driver failed to make the turn went off the roadway striking a post, bench and tree before bursting into flames.
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