Driver dead, passenger hurt in vehicle accident in Suffolk

(Suffolk Fire and Rescue)

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The driver of an SUV has died and the passenger was seriously hurt after an accident in the 5000 block of Holland Road on Sunday.

Officials say emergency communications were notified of the accident around 4 p.m.

The investigation revealed that the SUV overturned and the driver was ejected from the car. Officials say the driver was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The passenger was airlifted to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with injuries that are not considered life-threatening.

Police have identified the driver as 29-year-old Sheaquan Jemel Darden from Suffolk.

The eastbound lanes of Holland Road were shut down for over eight hours while police investigated the accident.

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