SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - The driver involved in a deadly crash on Route 58 in Suffolk early Tuesday morning appears to have fallen asleep at the wheel, according to an accident report.
The driver's son, 16-year-old James Patrick Normile V, died in the crash.
Suffolk spokeswoman Debbie George told WAVY.com Tuesday afternoon an adult female and 4-year-old child were ejected from the vehicle. The child was not in a restraint when she was ejected, George said Wednesday.
The crash report obtained by WAVY.com from the Suffolk Police Department Wednesday indicated that the child was 3-years-old, not 4-years-old. At this time, it appears as though the child was sitting with the woman at the time of the crash.
Both are being treated at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Police have not released information on their conditions. Three other accident victims, including the driver, were also hospitalized.
George said the surviving victims are all related to Normile, who was from Virginia Beach and attended Kellam High School.
According to the crash report, no one in the vehicle was restrained. The officer listed "8" for safety equipment used on each passenger, which is noted to be "No restraint used" on the report.
The single vehicle crash happened around 6:15 a.m. Tuesday on eastbound Route 58. The Toyota SUV ran off the roadway and into the median, where it struck a culvert and overturned, according to police.
Friends of the family told WAVY.com the family was heading back into town from spring break.
This isn't the first time tragedy has struck the Normile family. James' 2-year-old brother, Charlie , drowned in the family's pool last year.
Chase Henderson, one of James' friends, told WAVY.com Charlie's death had a deep impact on James
"It changed his life completely, and I know his parents don't deserve to lose another kid," Chase Henderson said.
Henderson, a 10th grader at Kellam High School, has known James since 5th grade. He said his friend loved to skate and to surf.
"His favorite thing to do had to be surfing. He loved the water, loved going surfing, loved the waves. We always played soccer in my front yard and had fun doing it," Henderson added.
Henderson said James was a member of the Junior Varsity soccer team at Kellam.
"He's probably the nicest kid I ever met in my life. There's probably not one kid that doesn't like him at Kellam," Henderson continued.
Tuesday night, family and friends gathered for a vigil in his memory.
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