Norfolk man dies after being hit by car Saturday

Posted at 10:30 PM, Jul 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-01 22:26:17-04

NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk Police say a man who was hit by a car Saturday has died. The victim has been identified as 56-year-old Derek A. Vennie of the 2700 block of Church Street.

It happened in the area of East 26th Street and Monticello Avenue. According to a preliminary investigation, a 2015 black Chevrolet Camaro was traveling southbound in the 2500 block of Monticello Avenue. When Vennie attempted to cross the street, he was struck by the Camaro. 

Officials say this happened just before 10 p.m.

Vennie was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital after Norfolk Police and Fire-Rescue responded to the scene and found him lying on the roadway with severe injuries.

The driver who was involved stayed at the scene and was not injured. Police say that no charges have been filed against the driver at this time and they do not believe alcohol or speed were factors with the driver.

The Norfolk Police Department’s Traffic Fatality Team continues to investigate the accident. They are asking anyone with information about the accident to contact the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.