Fatal Crash - 1600 Block N. Great Neck Road

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

​VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – One man has died as a result of a head on collision in the 1600 block of N. Great Neck Road. 

On October 4, 2021 at 6:47 p.m., Virginia Beach Emergency Communications (VBECCS) received reports of a multi vehicle crash in the 1600 block of N. Great Neck Road. Virginia Beach Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded. One driver was pronounced deceased on scene by VB Fire Department personnel. The VBPD Traffic Safety Unit responded to assume the investigation.

Investigators determined that a Ford Truck was travelling northbound in the 1600 block of N. Great Neck Road when it veered into oncoming southbound traffic. The victim's vehicle was struck head-on, which pushed it into the path of another vehicle travelling southbound.  Additional vehicles were struck by debris from the crash. The driver of the Ford Truck was pinned in the vehicle and extricated by VBFD, then transported to a local hospital by EMS for treatment of serious injuries.

The decedent has been identified as 58-year-old John A. Hefti of Virginia Beach. 

This case remains under active investigation. Additional details will be provided as they become available.