Former world champion and Olympic gold medalist Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker has died after being hit by a vehicle in Virginia Beach. He was 55.
CBS affiliate WTVR reports that a driver hit the Virginia native Sunday night around 10:04 at the intersection of Northampton Boulevard and Baker Road, according to police investigating the crash.
“When officers arrived on scene they located an adult male victim who had been hit by a vehicle,” a Virginia Beach Police spokesperson said. “[Whitaker] succumbed to his injuries on the scene. The driver of the vehicle remained on scene with police.”
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