Thursday, March 23, 2023

Teen killed, another critically injured after 4-vehicle crash

Hampton Police are investigating a four-vehicle crash that killed a 16-year-old boy Monday night (HNNDaily photo/Courtesy of the Hampton Police Department)
Hampton Police are investigating a four-vehicle crash that killed a 16-year-old boy Monday night. (HNNDaily photo/Courtesy of the Hampton Police Department)

HAMPTON — A 16-year-old Hampton boy was killed and another critically injured following a four-vehicle crash Monday night.

Police said the crash happened just before 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of West Pembroke Avenue and Powhatan Parkway.

“Upon officer’s arrival they (officers) located four vehicles, a moped, a Chevrolet pickup truck, a Hertz rental box truck, and a Nissan Maxima, that were all involved in the crash,” according to a Hampton Police news release.

The two 16-year-olds were on the moped. Both were taken to a hospital.

“Shortly after arriving at the hospital the 16-year-old driver of the moped was pronounced deceased,” police said.

The other Hampton teen remains in critical condition.

The driver of the Chevrolet pickup, a 60-year-old Hampton man, and the driver and passenger of the Hertz rental box truck were also taken to the hospital. Their injuries are non-life-threatening, police said.

The driver of the Nissan Maxima was not injured.

Police said the moped was stopped on West Pembroke Avenue (westbound) attempting to make a left-hand turn onto Powhatan Parkway (southbound) when the Chevrolet pickup that was traveling westbound on West Pembroke Avenue struck the rear of the moped.

The moped and pickup continued traveling into the intersection where both vehicles “made contact” with the Nissan Maxima that was making a left-hand turn from Powhatan Parkway onto West Pembroke Avenue (eastbound).

No other information about the crash was immediately released.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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