July 31, 2020

*Update* 2 Pedestrian Fatal Crash at Independence Blvd/Broad St

*Update*The decedents have been identified as 73-year-old Madelyn Marie Jeffery and 83-year-old Raymond Francis Jeffery, both of Delaware.​On Thursday, July 30, 2020, at approximately 9:03 PM, Virginia Beach Emergency Communications received a call for service for 2 pedestrians hit by a vehicle in the 300 block of Independence Boulevard, near the intersection with Broad Street. The preliminary investigation suggests that the pedestrians, an adult female and an adult male, walked out into the road and were struck by a single vehicle. Officers attempted life-saving efforts, but both pedestrians succumbed to their injuries and were pronounced deceased at the scene. This is still an active scene and is being investigated by the Fatal Crash Team (FACT). There are no further details at this time. Southbound traffic on Independence Boulevard is being diverted down Broad Street for several hours until the investigation is complete. Please use alternate routes.MPO LH TassaVirginia Beach Police DepartmentPublic Affairs Office- Alternate

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