Police: Two Suffolk women die in Norfolk accident

Published 6:38 pm Tuesday, May 4, 2021

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Two Suffolk women were killed and another woman driving the car was arrested following an early-morning accident May 2, according to Norfolk police.

The two women, Sateya N. Baker, 19, and Jendaya C. Hunter, 25, were transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with life-threatening injuries resulting from the accident in the 4200 block of Granby Street, near Llewellyn Avenue, according to a May 4 news release. They were later pronounced dead as a result of their injuries.

A third passenger, a 20-year old woman, was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to recover, according to police.

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The driver, Tahlia C. Ricks, 21, of Norfolk, also suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to police. She was arrested at the scene and charged with driving under the influence.

Police responded to the accident around 1:50 a.m. and said a preliminary investigation into the crash indicated that the car was heading south on Granby Street when the car struck a pole. Police believe both speed and alcohol were factors in the crash.

According to online court records, Ricks is out on bail and has an arraignment hearing scheduled in Norfolk General District Court at 1 p.m. May 10 for the misdemeanor charge.