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Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker, 55, killed in pedestrian collision at Northampton Boulevard and Baker Road in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Modified Date: 
Tue, 07/16/2019 - 6:41am
Accident Date: 
Sunday, July 14, 2019

Local boxing legend, Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker, dies after being hit by vehicle in Virginia Beach

Whitaker would find a name for himself, along with international boxing recognition, by winning an Olympic gold medal at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, California, and winning gold at the 1983 Pan American Games.

Retired champion boxer Pernell 'Sweet Pea' Whitaker hit, killed crossing Virginia Beach street

Officers from the department's Fatal Accident Crash Team are investigating. So far, police have not said if the driver will face any charges.

Candlelight vigil set to honor boxing legend Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker

A candlelight vigil is scheduled for Whitaker Tuesday at 7 p.m. on the street that bears his name, Whitaker Lane, near the P.B. Young Elementary School at 543 E. Olney Road Norfolk, VA 23510.



People Involved: 
Pernell Whitaker

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