“68-Year-Old Man Killed in Collision with Hampton Police Officer”

By | July 14, 2023



A tragic incident occurred on July 2, 2023, when a 68-year-old man from Hampton was involved in a fatal collision with a Hampton Police Officer. The accident took place at the intersection of Powhatan Parkway and Jamestown Avenue, following a call made by the officer involved in the crash to Public Safety Communications. Upon arrival, officers discovered a Hampton police patrol vehicle and three other vehicles damaged due to the collision.

Investigations revealed that the officer was driving northbound on Powhatan Parkway when he collided with a Chevrolet sedan that was traveling southbound on the same road, attempting to make a left turn onto Jamestown Avenue. As a result of the collision, the officer’s vehicle also struck two unoccupied parked vehicles, causing one of them to come to a rest against a residence.

Both the officer and the driver of the Chevrolet, identified as George Bell, were transported to a local hospital by the Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue. While initially believed to have suffered non-life threatening injuries, Bell sadly succumbed to his injuries and passed away at the hospital. His next-of-kin have been notified of the incident.

Due to the fatal outcome of the accident, the Hampton Police Division has requested the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation to conduct an inquiry into the incident. This is a standard procedure when a citizen dies in an incident involving a police officer.

The officer involved in the accident, who has been with the agency for two years, has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the State Police investigation. The investigation aims to determine the exact circumstances surrounding the accident.

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