Man charged with DUI after fatal Norfolk auto-pedestrian crash

Posted at 4:33 AM, Jul 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-19 16:38:03-04

NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk Police have charged a man with driving under the influence after a fatal auto-pedestrian crash in the 800 block of N. Military Highway Wednesday night.

James Thompson

Officials said the crash happened at 10:40 p.m. The victim, 39-year-old Jonathan Justice of Florida, was trying to cross the street when he was hit by a Dodge Caravan that was traveling northbound.

First responders arrived to find Justice lying in the road unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Dodge Caravan, 50-year-old James Thompson, stayed at the scene until investigators arrived. Thompson was not injured and no other vehicles were involved in the crash.

Thompson was charged with driving under the influence and driving while suspended. He is currently being held in the Norfolk City Jail without bond.

The department’s Traffic Fatality Team will turn over their findings to the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office to determine additional charges once the investigation is complete.

Anyone who has additional information about this crash is asked to call the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887).

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