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Report: No one wore a seat belt in fatal Suffolk crash

Posted: 7:22 PM, Apr 18, 2012
Updated: 2012-04-18 19:22:52-04
Report: No one wore a seat belt in fatal Suffolk crash

Not a single person inside the SUV was wearing a seat belt when it flipped, killing a Virginia Beach teen on Tuesday reports say.

According to a crash report released today, the dad, Jay Normile, fell asleep behind the wheel yesterday morning.

The family's SUV drifted off Suffolk’s Route 58 yesterday morning, hit a culvert, went airborne and landed on its side.

Sixteen-year-old James Normile died in the crash.

His mom and toddler sister were ejected from the passenger side.

Two other children were pinned inside the SUV.

The loss of a classmate has hit students hard at Kellam High School.

Last night, they gathered for a candlelight vigil to remember James and to grieve together.

This is the second tragedy this family has faced in less than a year.

Just last May, the Normile family lost their two-year-old son, Charlie.

He drowned in their backyard pool.

Tonight, the hospital is not releasing any information on how the rest of the family is recovering after the crash.