East Washington reopens after fatal accident

Published 1:04 pm Sunday, February 26, 2012

East Washington Street was closed for several hours Sunday morning while police investigated a fatal vehicle accident.

The accident occurred about 5:30 a.m., and the road was reopened just before 11 a.m., according to city spokeswoman Debbie George.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a vehicle occupied by four people was traveling eastbound in the 2600 block of East Washington Street when it ran off the road to the left. The vehicle struck a ditch and rolled several times, ejecting one of the passengers before striking a house.

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The ejected passenger died at the scene. The driver and two other passengers were taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for treatment.

The accident remains under investigation.