Vehicle/Pedestrian accident Northampton Boulevard/Baker Road

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Through initial stages of the investigation, it is not believed that drugs/alcohol or speed were factors of the crash. This investigation is still active however, and will be reviewed by the Office of the Commonmwealths' Attorney.


The decedent has been identified as 55-year-old Pernell Whitaker. This remains an active investigation, no further information is available at this time.​

On Sunday, July 14, 2019, at 10:04 p.m., Emergency Communications received a call for vehicle/pedestrian accident in the intersection of Northampton Boulevard and Baker Road. When officers arrived on scene they located an adult male victim who had been hit by a vehicle. The victim succumbed to his injuries on the scene. The driver of the vehicle remained on scene with police.

This case is still very active. Traffic on Northampton Boulevard westbound has been shutdown. The roadway will be closed for traffic for approximately two hours. Traffic within this area is being rerouted at this time as officers from the department’s FACT Team investigate this fatality accident. Police are asking you to avoid this area if possible. This case remains under investigation by members of the Fatal Accident Crash Team (FACT). No other information is available at this time. This release will be updated as soon as information becomes available.

Master Police Officer L. M. Bauder, Public Affairs Officer

Virginia Beach Police Department