NORFOLK, Va. – Two-year old Ajournee Pearl Bell has died from injuries she received in a three-vehicle crash on I-264 westbound.
The family released a statement on Friday through their attorney, Jon Babineau:
It is with deep sorrow and sadness that we announce that our beautiful princess Ajournee has joined her sister Alegacee in heaven. She fought long and hard but her injuries were too great. We are extremely grateful for the prayers, visits, cards and donations. As we attempt to move forward without these most important parts of our family we ask for your continued prayers and well wishes. We also ask for our privacy at this time as we prepare for a public funeral service for our beloved. Ajournee will continue to be a blessing in the lives of many through organ donation. Thank you all and may God continue to have mercy on us all.
-The Pearl and Bell families
Police say a 2002 Nissan Sentra was traveling on I-264 westbound on Monday when the car broke down in the travel lane.
The Nissan was hit by a 2008 Chevy Silverado, causing it to spin around and hit a HRT bus. The impact of the crash caused the Nissan to catch on fire.
LaTisha Pearl, Treyvan Bell and 2-year-old Ajournee Pearl Bell were rescued from the burning car. They were taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
According to Babineau, Ajournee had significant injuries from the crash, including a closed head injury.
Five-month old Alegacee Pearl Bell died at the scene, according Babineau.
The bus was not carrying any passengers at the time.