Virginia: Manslaughter charges loom for DUI killer Thomas Walters; impact of crash killed Nancy Kelly in Norfolk

Norfolk Police Beat

Party Boy Thomas Walters ended his booze cruise  behind bars after fatal crash

NORFOLK, Va. – 04/24/2016 – Norfolk Police reports that an early-morning three-vehicle accident left one woman dead and Thomas Walters behind bars.

Thomas Walters charged with DUI by Norfolk Police after killing Nancy Kelly in crash 042416

Thomas Walters charged with DUI by Norfolk Police after killing Nancy Kelly in crash 042416

Shortly after 12:00 a.m. on April 24, 2016, a motor vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of E. Princess Anne Road and Sewells Point Road.

Two vehicles, a Mitsubishi Galant, and a Dodge Caravan were stopped at a red light in the westbound lane of E. Princess Anne Road. A Toyota RAV-4, traveling westbound on E. Princess Anne Road, approached the intersection and failed to stop. The Toyota incidentally rear-ended the Dodge Caravan. The Caravan was then pushed into the Mitsubishi Galant.

The driver of the Mitsubishi Galant was not injured and refused medical treatment at the scene.

All occupants in the Dodge Caravan were transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital (SNGH). The driver and rear-seat passenger were released with minor injuries. However, the front seat passenger was listed in critical condition, after suffering extensive injuries in the crash. Shortly before 7:30 Sunday morning, the front seat passenger succumbed to her injuries and passed away in the hospital. She has been identified as Nancy Kelly, a 23-year-old Maryland resident.

The driver of the Toyota RAV-4 was also transported to SNGH, where he refused treatment. The driver, Thomas Walters of the 2200 block of Vista Circle in Virginia Beach, was transported from SNGH to the Norfolk Magistrate’s Office. Walters was then charged with the following:

-Driving Under the Influence
-Refusal to Submit to a Blood Sample

Walters remains in custody at the Norfolk City Jail.

The investigation is ongoing and is being handled by the Norfolk Police Department’s Traffic Unit. Upon completion of the investigation, the findings will be turned over to the Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office for review and possible related charges.