VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – An early-Friday morning crash left two people dead in Virginia Beach.
Dispatch received the call for the crash at approximately 12:53 a.m. When crews arrived at the intersection of Military Highway and Indian River Road, they found two vehicles involved, with two people ejected from one of the vehicles. Both people were pronounced dead at the scene.
After an investigation police said a 2008 Nissan Altima was traveling northbound in the 800 block of S. Military Highway approaching the intersection of Indian River Road. It was occupied by the driver and one front seat passenger. It was reported that the Nissan was traveling at an extreme high rate of speed and had intentionally run multiple red traffic signals.
As the Nissan was approaching the intersection of Indian River Road, a 2004 Toyota Camry was stopped in the southbound turn lane at the 800 block of S. Military Highway. The left turn signal cycled to green and the Toyota proceeded into the intersection to travel eastbound on Indian River Road.
The Nissan impacted the Toyota causing the Toyota to enter a counter-clockwise rotation toward the east side of S. Military Highway. During this same time, a pedestrian was walking south on the east side of S. Military Highway. The Toyota continued to spin, struck a curb and continued northbound along the sidewalk.
The Toyota subsequently struck the pedestrian while coming to rest, according to officials. The driver of the Nissan was ejected from the vehicle as it rotated and eventually rolled over. Both the driver of the Nissan and the Pedestrian were pronounced dead at the scene.
The two decedents of this crash are 33-year-old Lance Leaundrae Williams of Norfolk, Virginia, and 27-year-old Keeahney Dwahquan Scott of Chesapeake, Virginia.
Williams was the driver of the Nissan and Scott was the pedestrian struct my the Toyota Camry.
Four other occupants were transported to a local hospital for minor injuries.
The intersection of Military Highway and Indian River Road was shut down while police investigated the crash, and has since re-opened. It’s currently unknown if speed or alcohol were related to the crash.