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Virginia Beach judge dies from injuries after Norfolk crash

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Posted at 11:46 AM, Jan 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-22 13:44:50-05

NORFOLK, Va. – A 66-year-old Virginia Beach man who was involved in a January 6 crash on Northampton Boulevard has died from his injuries.

Police responded at 10:15 a.m. to a two-vehicle crash in the 6200 block of Northampton Boulevard, near Premium Outlets Boulevard. The 66-year-old, identified as Virginia Beach General District Court Judge Robert F. Hagans, was driving eastbound on Northampton when he rear-ended a Dodge Ram stopped at a light.

Hagans was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for treatment, but died Thursday.

Chief Judge Daniel R. Lahne released this statement:

The Court is greatly saddened by the untimely passing of Judge Robert F. Hagans, Jr.. He will be fondly remembered as a valued colleague, a dedicated public servant, and a wonderful friend. Our profound sympathies go out to his family and his friends, of which there were many. He will be sorely missed.

No other vehicles were involved, and no other injuries were reported.