Update to Indian River Road Accident

Friday, May 19, 2017


The driver of the delivery truck has been charged.  Jerode Demetrius Johnson, 31, of Norfolk has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, maiming as a result of DUI, felony hit and run resulting in a death, DUI 1st offense and driving on a suspended operator's license​.  Further charges are still pending and the case remains under active investigation with MPO T. Schutz of the Fatal Accident Crash Team as the lead investigator.

MPO A. L. Perry​​

Public Affairs Office 

​On May 19, 2017 at approximately 3:19p.m., Emergency communications received a call for service in the 2400 block of Indian River Road regarding a two vehicle accident.  A preliminary investigation has revealed an adult male driving a delivery box truck was traveling east bound on Indian River Road.  The delivery truck driver lost control, over-corrected, crossed the center line and struck a small SUV traveling west bound.  The SUV was occupied by two adult females. 

The SUV driver suffered critical injuries during this accident and succumbed​  to her wounds.  The SUV passenger suffered critical injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Presently, she is listed in critical condition.   An adult passenger of the delivery truck was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.  The driver of the delivery truck suffered a minor injury and didn't require additional treatment.  

The delivery truck driver was placed in custody and transported to the Virginia Beach Central Jail.  ​

Alcohol and speed may be factors in this case.  At this time, no traffic and criminal charges are available.  The Virginia Beach Police Department - Special Operations - Fatal Crash Team is in charge of investigating this accident.  

Indian River Road remains closed in this area until further notice.

There is no additional information available at this time.  

MPO Patrick Kane

Virginia Beach Police Department

Public Affairs Office

2509 Princess Anne Road

Virginia Beach, VA 23456