Police: West Point residents die in James City crash

A West Point man and a woman died in an early morning crash on Aug. 26, according to James City County police.

Amos Phillips, 30, died after his vehicle struck a tree at 1:30 a.m. near the 10000 block of Old Stage Road, police said.

A passenger, 17-year-old Candyce Hayden, died just hours after being admitted to the VCU Medical Center, according to James City County police.

The other passenger, a 21-year-old male who police have yet to identify, is still recovering at VCU Medical Center. Of the three people in the car at the time of the crash, he was the only one wearing a seatbelt, according to police.

Police said they believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.

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