Multiple People Shot Early Saturday In Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. (THECOUNT) — Several people may have life-threatening injuries after a shooting in Virginia Beach, Virginia, police tweeted early Saturday.

Police are investigating the incident that happened “at the oceanfront between 17th and 22nd St.,” according to a VBPD Twitter post.

There is a large police presence in the area and officials are asking people to stay away.

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Geo quick facts: Virginia Beach, a coastal city in southeastern Virginia, lies where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. A 3-mile boardwalk stretches along its beach-lined oceanfront. The bayside First Landing State Park marks the 1607 arrival of the Jamestown colonists from England. The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center exhibits ocean life including sharks, rays and sea turtles in globally themed habitats – wikipedia.

VA Woman Freda Pruitt ID’d As Victim In Thursday Night Lanexa Fatal Train-VS-Vehicle Collision

NEW KENT COUNTY, VA. (THECOUNT) — Freda Pruitt, of Lanexa, Virginia, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Thursday night vehicle-versus-train crash in New Kent County.

Pruitt, 55, was killed in a vehicle collision involving a train near Lanexa Thursday night.

According to reports, Pruitt was operating a Honda Odyssey on Outpost Road near Rockahock Road, when the vehicle collided with a freight train at a railroad crossing controlled by a stop sign late Thursday night.

The train conductor and engineer were not injured in the collision.

Pruitt was pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries at the scene.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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Geo quick facts: New Kent County is a county in the eastern part the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 18,429. Its county seat is New Kent. New Kent County is included in the Greater Richmond Region – Wikipedia.

Family Makes Statement After Body Of Alexis Tiara Murphy Found After Missing 8 Years

NELSON COUNTY, VA. (THECOUNT) — The body of, Alexis Tiara Murphy, the Nelson County, Virginia teen who was reported missing in 2013, has been recovered.

The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday that Murphy’s remains were found on December 3, 2020, in Lovingston on private property.

The Chief Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the identity of the remains as Alexis on February 5 near Stagebridge Road along Route 29 in Lovingston.

Randy Taylor was convicted in her murder and sentenced to two life terms. Taylor attempted an appeal of his conviction, but the Virginia Supreme Court declined to hear his case.

“With careful consideration for Alexis’ family being paramount, notification to the community was delayed to allow them time to grieve and make proper arrangements,” the Sheriff’s Office said.

The Sheriff’s Office says that through their investigation and successful prosecution by the Nelson County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, coupled with the recovery of her body, the case is no longer active, reports WSET.

The family provided the following statement:

“Our family is so grateful for the continuing love, support and prayers for Alexis and our family over the past 7 years. While we have been grieving the loss of Alexis since 2013, we remained hopeful that she would be found alive and well. Alexis was the fashionista, athlete and joker of our family; we were blessed to have loved her for 17 years and her memory will continue to live on through us all. Our family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks and sincere gratitude to the citizens of Nelson County, the FBI, the Virginia State Police, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office and all of the search and rescue teams for your commitment and unwavering support to find Alexis. You all kept the promise made in 2013, to bring Alexis home!

“During this time, we ask that you continue to lift our family up in prayer and in the words of Alexis, ‘Keep Hope Alive’.”
“Respectfully,

“Family of Alexis Murphy”

Alexis was reported missing on August 3, 2013. She went to Lynchburg to go shopping and vanished without a trace.

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Geo quick facts: Nelson County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was estimated to be 15,020. Its county seat is Lovingston. Nelson County is part of the Charlottesville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

Shawn Turner ID’d As Teen Killed In Sunday Bloxom VA Single-Vehicle Crash

ACCOMACK COUNTY, VA. (THECOUNT) — Shawn Michael Turner has been identified as the victim in a Sunday morning vehicle crash in Accomack County, Virginia.

Turner, 18, was killed following a single-vehicle crash near Bloxom Sunday morning.

According to reports, Turner was operating a vehicle on Winterville Road near Gaurdshore Drive in Bloxom, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 4 a.m. Sunday. The vehicle then made contact with a substantial tree.

Turner, who was partially ejected during the wreck, was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Accomack County is a United States county located in the eastern edge of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Together, Accomack and Northampton counties make up the Eastern Shore of Virginia, which in turn is part of the Delmarva Peninsula, bordered by the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean – Wikipedia.

VA Man Tyler Eveland ID’d As Victim In Wednesday Night Fatal Williamsburg Single-Vehicle Crash

JAMES CITY COUNTY, VA. (THECOUNT) — Tyler Raymond Eveland, of Toano, Virginia, has been identified as the victim in a Wednesday night fatal vehicle crash in James City County.

Eveland, 21, was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Williamsburg Wednesday night.

According to reports, Eveland was operating a Toyota Tacoma in the 4600 block of Rochambeau Drive near Cloverleaf Lane in Williamsburg, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 11:15 p.m. Wednesday. The vehicle then came into contact with a tree stump.

Eveland, who was ejected from the vehicle during the crash, was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: James City County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 67,009. Although politically separate from the county, the county seat is the adjacent independent city of Williamsburg – Wikipedia.

VA Man Meigs Frost Hodge ID’d As Victim In Tuesday Alexandria Fatal Crash

FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA. (THECOUNT) — Meigs Frost Hodge, of Alexandria, Virginia, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Tuesday afternoon vehicle crash in Fairfax County.

Hodge, 56, was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Alexandria Tuesday afternoon.

According to reports, Hodge was operating a vehicle in the 900 block of North Washington Street in Alexandria, when the vehicle came into contact with another vehicle around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Hodge was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.

It is unclear if the other driver, who has not been identified, was injured in the collision.

Alexandria Police are asking anyone with information about the crash to call detectives at (571) 289-6794.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Fairfax County, officially the County of Fairfax is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. Part of Northern Virginia, Fairfax County borders both the City of Alexandria and Arlington County and forms part of the suburban ring of Washington, D.C. – Wikipedia.

VA Man Siraj Haque ID’d As Victim In Sunday Bristow Fatal Motorcycle Crash

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA. (THECOUNT) — Mohammad Siraj Haque, of Bristow, Virginia, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Sunday motorcycle crash in Prince William County.

Haque, 30, was killed near Bristow in a motorcycle collision involving an SUV early Sunday morning.

According to reports, Haque was operating a motorcycle on Devlin Road near Fog Light Way in Bristow, when a Ford Expedition turned into his path around 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

Haque was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.

It is unclear if anyone was cited at the scene.

The cause of the collision remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Prince William County is a county on the Potomac River in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 402,002, on July 1, 2019, the population was estimated to be 470,335, making it Virginia’s second-most populous county – Wikipedia.

VA Man Lynn Maltinsky ID’d As Victim In Friday Providence Forge Fatal Single-Vehicle Crash

NEW KENT COUNTY, VA. (THECOUNT) — Lynn Maltinsky, of Williamsburg, Virginia, has been identified as the victim in a Friday afternoon fatal single-vehicle crash in New Kent County.

Maltinsky, 66, was killed in an Interstate 64 single-vehicle crash near Providence Forge Friday afternoon.

According to reports, Maltinsky was operating a pickup truck on I-64 Mile Marker 216 in Providence Forge, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 1:30 p.m. Friday. The vehicle then made contact with a grouping of trees.

Maltinsky was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: New Kent County is a county in the eastern part the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 18,429. Its county seat is New Kent. New Kent County is included in the Greater Richmond Region – Wikipedia.

VA Man Roger Gravely ID’d As Victim In Friday Morning Martinsville Fatal Single-Vehicle Crash

HENRY COUNTY, VA. (THECOUNT) — Roger Antoine Gravely, of Martinsville, Virginia, has been identified as the victim in a Friday morning vehicle crash in Henry County.

Gravely, 38, was killed in a single-vehicle Route 751 crash near Martinsville early Friday.

According to reports, Gravely was operating a GMC Yukon on Elijah Circle, near October Way, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 12:45 a.m. Friday. The vehicle then made contact with an embankment and rolled over.

Gravely, who was ejected during the crash, was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Henry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 54,151 – Wikipedia.

VA Woman Wilda Clear ID’d As Victim In Thursday Morning Danville Fatal Vehicle Crash

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VA. (THECOUNT) — Wilda Clear, of Danville, Virginia, has been identified as the victim in a Thursday morning fatal two-vehicle crash in Pittsylvania County.

Clear, 65, was killed following a two-vehicle crash near Danville on Thursday morning.

According to reports, Clear was operating a vehicle on Piney Forest Road near Ash Street in Danville, when the vehicle was broadsided by another vehicle around 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

Clear was transported to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.

The driver of the second vehicle suffered serious injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Pittsylvania County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 63,506. Chatham is the county seat. Pittsylvania County is included in the Danville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.