The driver, age 26, struck a utility pole, at about 12:40 am, near the intersection of Virginia Beach Boulevard and Northridge Drive.
In the accident, two backseat passengers, not wearing seat belts, were thrown from the car. One backseat passenger, age 27, of Norfolk, died at the scene, while the other suffered life-threatening injuries.The driver and front passenger were also injured.
Each of the car accident represents a tragedy for friends and family members of the killed and injured victims. Our deepest condolences go out to them.
Car wrecks are stark reminders that driving under the influence, and not following safety measures like wearing seat belts, result in loss of life and life-altering injuries. Drivers under the influence of alcohol or other substances put themselves and everyone else on the road at risk.
To learn more about what to do if you or a loved one is hurt in a car or motorcycle accident, check out our Frequently Asked Questions devoted to the subject.