One dead in auto-pedestrian accident

Published 9:38 pm Sunday, December 25, 2016

A woman died after a crash that happened on the evening of Christmas.

Shauna L. Burton, 38, of Norfolk, was the driver in one of two vehicles involved in an accident in the 2500 block of Whaleyville Boulevard about 5:16 p.m. on Sunday, according to a city press release.

Preliminary investigation has found that Burton exited her vehicle after the crash to check on the occupants of the other involved vehicle, which was upside down in a ditch.

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While she was walking about the accident scene, she was struck by an oncoming pick-up truck in the northbound lane, according to the press release. The pick-up driver remained on scene.

Burton was airlifted by Nightingale to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries.

The three adults in the other vehicle involved in the original crash were taken by ground ambulance to a local hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.




The roadway was closed for several hours following the accidents. The investigation remains ongoing, according to the release.