Sailor killed on Quay Road

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Suffolk News-Herald

A 19-year-old sailor was killed in a single-car accident near Holland early Sunday.

Joshua C. Pier of Tennessee died instantly when his Pontiac Grand Am struck a tree and flipped in the 7100 block of South Quay Road around 7:45 a.m., said Lt. Debbie J. George, spokeswoman for the Suffolk Police Department.

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Police believe Pier, who was on his way to Norfolk, may have fallen asleep at the wheel, George said.

Speed may also have been a

factor in the accident, she added.