Smithfield Virginia Teen Dies As A Result Of A Drunk Driving Accident

Smithfield Virginia Teen Dies As A Result Of A Drunk Driving Accident


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Suffolk, VA – April 30 – A Smithfield, Virginia teen was pronounced dead late Sunday night after his friend ran off the road and crashed into a tree.

William James Newcomer, 17, of Portsmouth, was heading north on Cherry Grove Road around 2 a.m. when the accident happened, reports

His passenger, Ian Michael Burgett, 18, sustained fatal injuries upon impact. The two teens were pinned inside the vehicle when police arrived on the scene.

Both teens were transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, where Burgett died a few hours later. Newcomer suffered from minor injuries.

Newcomer has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless driving and failure to wear a seat belt.

If you or your loved one has been the victim of a drunk driving accident, you need a strong and dedicated legal team to fight on your behalf in court. We understand that losing a loved one as a result of another person’s recklessness is extremely difficult and heart wrenching. Please contact Parrish Law Firm, PLLC at 703-906-4229 for a free consultation.



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