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Here are the identities of the four killed in a vehicle crash at Norfolk International

(Southside Daily/Courtesy of 13NewsNow)
(Southside Daily/Courtesy of 13NewsNow)

NORFOLK — The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and police have officially identified the four people who were killed in a crash at Norfolk International Airport last month.

Investigators say Christal V. Uwejeyan, 28, of the 9600 block of 13th Bay Street was driving her 2018 Dodge Journey SUV toward the departures area at Norfolk International when she lost control of the vehicle and drove off the road at the curve. The car struck a tree and caught fire.

The three passengers, 22-year-old Kiara Y. Mobley of the 700 block of Stanwix Square, 22-year-old Shakeeral M. Lawrence of the 200 block of West Ocean View Avenue, and 30-year-old Derwin A. Perry of the 1700 block of Greenleaf Drive, also died in the crash. All four occupants were pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash happened shortly before 1 a.m. on Sept. 21.

Norfolk Airport police and other witnesses tried to rescue the occupants, but were unable to get them out before the vehicle was engulfed in flames, authorities said.

Investigators said speed appears to have been a contributing factor; however, it is unknown at this time if alcohol was involved.

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