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Boxing legend Pernell Whitaker dead at 55

It has been reported that boxing legend Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker was killed on Sunday night after he was hit and killed by a car in Virginia Beach.
Jul 15, 2019 – 10:45 AM EDT

It has been reported that boxing legend Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker was killed on Sunday night after he was hit and killed by a car in Virginia Beach.

First responders recieved the call around 10:04 p.m. in response to the accident on Northhamton Blvd. and Baker Rd.

When the police showed up, they found the man that was hit by the vehicle who was in pretty bad shape.

The medical personnel at the scene attempted to resuscitate Whitaker but it was too late. He later died due to his injuries.

The driver of the vehicle did stay to render aid and didn't flee the scene. Also, another factor by the authorities state Pernell was not in a popular nightlife area.

Pernell had won world titles at 4 different weights -- lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight and light middleweight.

In 2006, Pernell was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and is concidered to many one of the greatest of all time.


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