*2nd Update* Arrest Made - Accident Hit and Run Fatality involving a Pickup Truck and Motorcycle 5000 block of Ferrell Parkway
On June 02, 2021 Investigators with the VBPD Fatal Crash Team received a tip that a truck matching the description of the suspect vehicle was located in Binghamton, NY. With assistance from the Binghamton Police Department, investigators were able to identify, and obtain warrants for the suspect driver in this case. 47-year-old Nghiem Nghi Nguyen has been charged with felony hit and run. Nguyen turned himself into VBPD and is currently being held in the Virginia Beach City jail.
The decedent has been identified as 40-year-old Philip Michael Pereira of New Bedford, Massachusetts.
On Friday, May 28, 2021, at approximately 10:39 p.m., Emergency Communications received a call for an Accident Hit and Run involving a vehicle and a motorcycle in the 5000 block of Ferrell Parkway. Officers and Emergency Medical Services arrived at the scene of the crash and located the driver (single occupant) of the motorcycle, an adult male, in the roadway. Unfortunately, the victim succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The driver of the suspect vehicle fled the scene.
Preliminary investigations determined that the driver of the motorcycle was driving eastbound in the 5000 block of Ferrell Parkway. The suspect vehicle was westbound on Indian River Road marking a left hand turn. The suspect vehicle turned directly in front of the motorcycle causing the motorcycle to collide with the left rear quarter panel of the suspect’s vehicle. The suspect vehicle continued driving and fled towards the interstate. The collision of the vehicles caused the motorcycle driver to be ejected from his motorcycle onto the roadway where he succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The suspect vehicle is a dark blue Toyota Tundra pickup truck with dark tinted windows. It will have significant damage to the left rear quarter panel area of the pickup truck. It will also have a missing/damaged left rear brake light.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to call Virginia Beach Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887). You can also submit a tip via P3tips.com or by downloading the P3 Tips app available in Apple iTunes and Google Play Stores. Tipsters will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000 if their information leads to an arrest.
This case remains under investigation by members of the Fatal Crash Team (FACT). No other information is available at this time.
This release will be updated as soon as information becomes available.
MPO L. M. Bauder, Public Affairs Officer
Virginia Beach Police Department