Young man dies after driving Mercedes in wrong direction, officials say

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Norfolk police are investigating a crash that left a man dead Sunday night on Norview Avenue

Police say the two-vehicle crash happened in the 1400 block of Norview, near the I-64 overpass, around 6 p.m.

The preliminary investigation shows the sedan the 23-year-old man was driving was heading east on Norview and crossed over into the westbound lanes, when it was hit by a Ford F-150. 

The man was taken to Norfolk General with serious injuries, but was later pronounced dead.

The driver of the Ford was taken to the hospital, but is expected to recover. 

No other vehicles were involved, police say. 

Police are asking the public to avoid the area in the meantime while they investigate. 

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