August 19, 2022

Fatal Crash Investigation – 6000 Indian River Road

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – On August 18, 2022, at approximately 9:58pm, officers from the Virginia Beach Police Department (VBPD) and members of the Special Operations Traffic Safety Unit responded to the report of a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian in the 6000 block of Indian River Road.

The preliminary investigation revealed a motorist with a disabled vehicle was stopped in a turn lane with the hood up and emergency flashers on. A second motorist stopped to assist the person with the disabled vehicle. The second motorist was struck as they approached the disabled vehicle, by a vehicle traveling on Indian River Road.

The pedestrian was identified as Juan Ocasio Encarnacion, (M/55) of Virginia Beach. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. His next of kin has been notified.

This case is being actively investigated by VBPD Special Operations, Traffic Safety Unit. If you witnessed the crash or have information about this case, please contact the VBPD Special Operations Bureau at 757-385-4606 or anonymously through Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP/

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