Police identify two killed in weekend crash on Sewells Point Road in Norfolk

Posted at 10:00 AM, Dec 07, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-08 17:49:48-05

Norfolk, Va. - Police are investigating after two people were killed in a car crash in Norfolk early Sunday morning.

Police responded just before 4:00 a.m. to the 6200 block of Sewells Point Road where a Chevrolet SUV with three people inside crashed.

The driver, identified as 24-year-old Anthony L. Davenport, was pronounced deceased on scene. Two women were transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where one of them, 39-year-old Latrish D. Harris, was pronounced deceased and the other, who has not yet been identified, is currently stable with serious injuries.

Police say the SUV was traveling south on Sewells Point when it ran off the road and hit a Dominion Virginia Power pole. The vehicle continued traveling and came to rest after hitting a tree.

Neighbors who live off of Sewells Point says their houses shook when the crash happened.

"We heard a big bump," said Kenny Anderson. "We ran outside and that's when we saw the truck smoking. It wasn't a good sight. They cut one side of the truck up and pulled the door to get them out."

Police believe excessive speed played a role in the accident, but do not know if alcohol was involved.