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Gloucester Point man dies in single-vehicle accident

A Gloucester Point man died Saturday night in a single-vehicle accident on Tidemill Road.

Virginia State Police was notified of the accident at about 11 p.m., according VSP Sgt. Michelle Anaya. Anaya said the driver, identified as Daniel McAllister Dix, was traveling west on Tidemill Road east of Route 17 in a 2016 Chevrolet Trax when he ran off the road and struck a utility pole.

Dix was not wearing his safety belt, Anaya said, and died upon impact. She said speed was a contributing factor in the crash and it is unknown if alcohol was also a factor.

Anaya said the utility pole that was struck was owned by Dominion Power, which dispatched personnel to the scene to restore power to the area. She said Virginia Department of Transportation personnel assisted with lane closures and rerouting traffic.

Anaya said Dix, 46, resided in the 1700 block of Chiskiake Street in Gloucester Point.This was the second highway fatality in Gloucester in 2020.

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