2 dead, 3 seriously hurt in multi-vehicle crash on Godwin Bridge

Diana Klink (Suffolk Police Department)

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Two people were killed and three others were seriously injured Sunday afternoon in a multi-vehicle crash on the Godwin Bridge.

A Suffolk city official says that the emergency call came in at 3:05 p.m. The accident involved three passenger vehicles and a pickup truck.

Two men were pronounced dead at the scene. Police identified the men on Sunday as 57-year-old Paul E. Shinabery, of Smithfield, and 56-year-old Donald A. Mohorn, of Hampton.

10 On Your Side’s Brandi Cummings spoke to mothers of both men. The women were understandably upset.

Imogene Mohorn told Cummings her son, they called “Donnie,” was the youngest of her three children. She said Donnie’s oldest brother also died in a wreck many years ago.

Mohorn was a carpenter by trade and most recently worked as a contractor at a shipyard.

Mohorn’s mother said her son and Shinabery were friends. The Toyota Camry they were in belonged to her son, but Suffolk officials say Shinabery was driving when the crash happened.

Two other men and a woman were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

The Godwin Bridge was closed for six hours during cleanup. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

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