Virginia reports storm-related death after Hurricane Matthew

(AP) – Virginia officials are reporting one storm-related death after Hurricane Matthew.

State police said in a statement Monday that 38-year-old Anthony Longoria of Carsville was killed when his pickup truck rear-ended a tractor-trailer stopped for a downed tree on Interstate 64 in Chesapeake early Sunday. Police say he wasn’t wearing his seatbelt.
 
Virginia Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Dawn Brantley said Monday that the death was storm-related. She says officials haven’t yet determined whether the death of a man found in standing water in Hampton is storm-related.
 
Dominion Virginia Power says nearly 95,000 customers in Virginia are in the dark Monday.
 
Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach and Middlesex County have declared states of emergency.
 
Brantley says about 68 people are in shelters in Hampton, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach.

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