Victim of fatal wreck identified
Published 10:13 pm Tuesday, May 14, 2013
One person died in an accident on Pruden Boulevard near the city line Tuesday afternoon.
A city spokeswoman identified the victim as Leonard Benjamin Johnston Jr., 52, of Windsor.
Emergency dispatchers received reports of the two-vehicle accident at 12:35 p.m. Preliminary investigation suggests the first vehicle, a 2005 Lincoln Navigator SUV driven by Johnston, was traveling westbound and ran off the road, striking a Ford F-350 extended cab pickup truck owned by Lewis Tree Service that was parked off the road, according to Suffolk spokesperson Diana Klink.
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The Lincoln rolled several times during the accident. The victim was not wearing his seatbelt. Both vehicles wound up along a farm service driveway on the westbound side of the road, with the Lincoln on its roof.
A second victim was extricated from one of the vehicles and flown by Nightingale to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, where he remained hospitalized Tuesday night with injuries that were not considered life-threatening. A third victim was taken by Windsor Volunteer Rescue Squad to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and was treated and released.
The entire road was closed after the wreck, but police gradually opened lanes throughout the day as the investigation wrapped up.