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Tow truck driver dies after crashing into Chesapeake store

by Brandon Foster-Gray

Posted on April 13, 2010 at 9:28 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 13 at 10:15 PM

CHESAPEAKE-A tow truck driver who crashed into a pool and leisure supply store Tuesday evening has died.The crash happened shortly after 7 p.m., at East Coast Leisure, located at 3269 Western Branch Boulevard. According to police spokesperson Dorienne Boykin, the driver, 48-year-old Durward Whitehead, Sr. of Elizabeth City, N.C., was driving the tow truck, when a medical emergency caused him to lose control and crash into the store.The store was closed at the time of the crash.Whitehead was taken to Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center, where he died. Boykin does not know whether Whitehead died as a result of his medical condition or injuries suffered.

Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Mr. Whitehead.

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