2 people killed, 1 injured in Norfolk single-vehicle crash

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Posted at 7:30 AM, May 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-04 13:11:24-04

NORFOLK, Va. - Two women were killed and a third was injured in an early Sunday morning crash on Granby Street.

According to the Norfolk Police Department, officers and personnel from Norfolk Fire-Rescue responded to the 4200 block of Granby Street at around 1:50 a.m. for the crash. When they arrived, they found two female passengers, 19-year-old Sateya N. Baker and 25-year-old Jendaya C. Hunter, both of Suffolk, suffering from life-threatening injuries.

Both victims were taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

The vehicle's driver was not injured, and a third passenger, a 20-year-old woman, was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to be okay.

According to the preliminary investigation, the car was heading southbound on Granby Street when the driver hit a pole.

The driver, Tahlia C. Ricks, 21, of Norfolk, was arrested at the scene and charged with Driving Under the Influence.

Investigators believe both speed and alcohol to be factors in the crash.