NORFOLK, Va. – 04/24/2016 – Norfolk Police reports that an early-morning three-vehicle accident left one woman dead and Thomas Walters behind bars.
David S. Cockrell, struck a pedestrian lying in the westbound lanes. The pedestrian, 39-year-old, Daniel Blake Brinkley, was taken to Walter Reed Hospital where he later died from his injuries.
During the course of the traffic stop, the trooper detected a strong odor of alcohol. While the driver and trooper were speaking outside of the vehicle, the driver turned and ran into the roadway and was struck by a passing tractor-trailer.
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Yates, as often happens with drunk or drug impaired drivers, was uninjured in the crash, which occurred almost three miles south of Terminal Avenue on I-664. Yates has been charged with refusing a DUI, DUI maiming and reckless driving.
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The passenger, Josh Payne, 22-years-old from Troy, VA, died at the scene. The rear passenger, a juvenile, was ejected from the vehicle and transported to the University of Virginia Medical Center in critical condition. No one in the Honda was wearing a seat belt.