Pernell ‘Sweet Pea’ Whitaker, Hall of Fame Boxer, Dies After Being Hit by Vehicle

Maria Perez
Jul 17, 2019 - 6:59
Pernell 'Sweet Pea' Whitaker, Hall of Fame Boxer, Dies After Being Hit by Vehicle

Boxing legend Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker died on July 14 after he was hit by a vehicle in Virginia Beach, police said. The Virginia Beach police department said in a press release following the incident that they received a call at 10:04 p.m. on July 14 for a vehicle/pedestrian accident near the intersection of Northampton Boulevard and Baker Road in Virginia Beach.   “When officers arrived on scene they located an adult male victim who had been hit by a vehicle. The victim succumbed to his injuries on the scene,” the statement from the police...

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