NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – The Norfolk Police Department’s Traffic Fatality Team continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding a motor vehicle accident that left one man dead.
Shortly before 9:45 p.m. Saturday, emergency dispatchers received a call for service regarding a motor vehicle accident with injuries near the intersection of E. 26th Street and Monticello Avenue. Norfolk police and fire-rescue responded to the scene and located a pedestrian lying near the roadway, suffering from severe injuries.
Medics transported the man, identified as 56-year-old Derek A. Vennie of the 2700 block of Church Street, to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Vennie was pronounced dead as a result of his injuries.
The preliminary investigation confirms a 2015 black Chevrolet Camero was traveling southbound in the 2500 block of Monticello Avenue. As Vennie attempted to cross the street, he was struck by the Camero. The collision occurred approximately 100 feet south of the E. 26th Street/Monticello Avenue intersection.
The involved driver was not injured during the incident and remained at the scene for police response. Neither alcohol nor speed appears to be a factor with the vehicle operator.
At this time, charges have not been secured against the driver.
Anyone who may have witnessed Saturday night's fatal motor vehicle accident is encouraged to contact the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
Stay with Norfolk Police News for details regarding this ongoing investigation.