Vinton Police DepartmentOn Monday around 10:30 p.m., Vinton Police officers on patrol saw street lights out in the area of Washington Avenue and Lynnhaven Circle. They began investigating, and once on the scene they found a Chevrolet van had crashed into a utility pole on Washington Avenue at Preston Road, which is located in front of the Vinton Masonic Lodge building. The driver, 52-year-old Calvin Wayne Carter, was pronounced dead at the scene. No further details have been made available.