Update: 12/8/14: Police have identified the two people that were killed in the fatal crash in the early morning hours of December 7th. The driver, 24-year-old Anthony L. Davenport of the 300 block of South Main Street, and front passenger 39-year-old Latrish D. Harris of the 2400 block of Ruffin Street.
The rear passenger is currently in stable condition at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.
At this time excessive speed appears to have played a role in the accident; however, it is unknown if alcohol was a contributing factor.
Previous Release 12/7/14: The 6200 block of Sewells Point Road was reopened shortly before 9:30 a.m. for regular traffic patterns.
Previous Release 12/7/14: Norfolk Police are currently on scene investigating an early-morning fatal car accident that left two people dead and one person hospitalized.
Shortly after 3:30 a.m. this morning, police and Norfolk Fire Rescue responded to the 6200 block of Sewells Point Road for a single vehicle accident involving a Chevrolet SUV. Upon arrival, officers discovered the vehicle was occupied by three adults. One man was pronounced deceased at the scene, and two women were transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. One of the women was pronounced deceased at SNGH and the other remains hospitalized with serious injuries.
The preliminary investigation discovered the vehicle was traveling southbound in the 6200 block of Sewells Point Road, when it ran off the roadway and struck a Dominion Virginia Power pole. The vehicle continued traveling, and then came to rest after striking a nearby tree. Excessive speed appears to have played a role in the accident; however, it is unknown if alcohol was a contributing factor.
Norfolk’s Traffic Fatality Team is leading the investigation and currently has the 6200 block of Sewells Point Road closed in both directions until further notice.
The identification of the deceased passengers will not be released until the next of kin is properly notified.