Fatal Salters Creek Road Crash in Hampton Kills Two
I was disturbed to read about a fatal Salters Creek Road crash in Hampton that left a driver and a passenger dead last night.
A report on WAVY.com noted a police officer was on patrol when he tried to pull over a white sedan in the 1300 block of West Queen Street.
The officer activates his light and sirens. However, police said the white car sped off and the officer lost sight of the vehicle.
When the officer showed up on Salters Creek Road to search for the vehicle that had sped off, he spotted a Ford sedan that looked as if it had been involved in a vehicle crash. The officer then saw another crash involving the white sedan that left the scene on West Queen Street earlier.
WAVY reported the two occupants of the white sedan sustained life-threatening injuries. The officer called for assistance from fire crews and medics who responded to the scene, along with a Nightingale helicopter. First responders started life-saving efforts for one of the two people.
On the way to the hospital, the passenger of the white sedan died from injuries sustained at the accident scene. The driver of the white car was taken to a local hospital and was pronounced dead a short time later.
The cause of this fatal Salters Creek Road crash remained unclear last night.
The driver of the Ford sedan was also transported to the hospital and treated for nonlife-threatening injuries.
Hampton Police Division officers are still investigating this crash.
The Daily Press reported the crash occurred just off Power Plant Parkway in Hampton.
Mary Yeatts, an eyewitness, said she noticed the car driving fast down Salter Creek Road before it crashed on Friday afternoon.
Yeatts and Jeff Hunter, both of them employees at Hunter Mechanical, said they saw what they thought was a gun and drugs in the white car after it crashed.
It’s not clear from the reports whether an active police pursuit was underway.
A report in USA Today in 2015 revealed more than 5,000 bystanders and passengers lost their lives in police pursuit from 1979 to 2013.
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