Police ID victim in fatal crash

Published 6:20 pm Sunday, February 25, 2018

UPDATED: Suffolk police have identified the victim in Sunday afternoon’s fatal accident as Sheaquan Jemel Darden, age 29, of Suffolk, according to a city press release.

The adult female passenger remains hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is asked to contact the Suffolk Police Department at 923-2350, option 0.


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The affected portion of the roadway is anticipated to remain closed for several additional hours as the investigation continues.

Earlier: Suffolk Police are investigating a fatal crash that happened Sunday afternoon on Holland Road.

Police and firefighters responded to the scene of the single-vehicle accident involving an SUV in the 5000 block of Holland Road. Emergency Communications received the call at 4:02 p.m., according to a city press release.

Preliminary investigation found that the vehicle had overturned, and the driver was ejected and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The passenger received emergency medical assessment and treatment by Suffolk Fire & Rescue personnel and was airlifted to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital suffering from serious injuries.

The eastbound lanes are currently shut down, and westbound traffic is merging to the right lane. This portion of the roadway is anticipated to remain closed for several hours due to the ongoing investigation.

The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. No further information was available.