Sailor Virginia base crash, Navy sailor dies; suspect in custody


Sailor Virginia base crash, Navy sailor dies; suspect in custody.

Police are investigating a fatal crash at Gate 8 on Joint Expeditionary Base Fort Story Saturday evening.

Police say around 7:35 p.m. a civilian male entered the outbound lane driving at a high rate of speed.

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The male crashed into a base security vehicle resulting in injuries to the suspect and the Master-at-Arms.

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Both individuals were transported to Virginia Beach General Hospital according to officials.

The suspect remains in the hospital and the Master-at-Arms died from injuries following the crash.

Police say the name of the sailor will be released once family members have been notified.

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The incident remains under investigation by Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the City of Virginia Beach Police Department.


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