The victim is Chris Marcel Sessoms, who was the brother of Norfolk City Councilwoman Daun S. Hester. My thoughts and prayers go out to Sessoms' family.
The cause of the accident is not known. If a mechanical problem is found with the SUV, the Sessoms' family could sue the manufacturer. Also, the city of Chesapeake could be liable for putting the driver at risk if it did not follow standards for constructing culverts.
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