Serious Crash - 5400 block of Shore Drive

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

UPDATE:  February 20, 2019​

The operator of the 2018 Volvo died this morning as a result of the injuries​ sustained in this crash.

The decedent is identified as 63-year-old Barbara Harrington, of Virginia Beach.


On Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at approximately 3 p.m., a 2011 Hyundai Coupe was traveling eastbound in the 5400 block of Shore Drive.  At the same time a 2018 Volvo was traveling westbound in the 5400 block of Shore Drive attempting to turn left across the eastbound lane when it was impacted by the Hyundai Coupe.  The impact sent both vehicles into a spin.  The Volvo came to rest off the roadway with significant intrusion to the passenger side.  The Hyundai rotated and came to rest in the roadway.

The operator of the Hyundai was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.  The operator of the Volvo was transported with life threatening injuries.

Speed appears to a factor in this crash.​

This case remains under investigation by members of the department's Fatal Crash Team. 

No additional information is available at this time. 

MPO Tonya Pierce

Police Public Affairs Officer