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Officals: Driver killed when tree branch falls on car

August 11, 2022 GMT

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — A man was killed Wednesday when a tree branch fell on his car as severe weather passed through Williamsburg, officials said.

Firefighters were called to a motor vehicle incident on Jamestown Road near the intersection of Bayberry Lane around 3:45 p.m., Williamsburg fire officials said in a statement. A Chevy Malibu was traveling northeast on Jamestown Road when a branch fell on the car, officials said. The driver, Hakeem A. Conway, 42, of Williamsburg, was pronounced dead at the scene and a passenger was taken to a hospital with minor injuries, officials said.

The National Weather Service reported high winds and lightning in the area at the time. The felled tree branch is likely weather-related, but the incident remains under investigation, officials said.