Police identify victims killed in US-58 accident in Southampton County

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COURTLAND, Va. (WAVY) – Authorities have identified the four victims who died during an accident in Southampton County, after their car rear ended a tractor-trailer.

Police say 19-year-old Dee Jay Rodriguez, 24-year-old Eric Lee Peed, 19-year-old Vincent Emar Ross and 19-year-old Keondre Thomas died on Thursday, October 17 during a crash on Route 58 in Southampton County.

All victims were North Carolina residents.

Virginia State Police and other first responders arrived on the scene after the victims’ car rear ended the tractor-trailer in the eastbound lanes of US-58 near Buckhorn Quarter Road and Popes Station Road.

Police say speed was the contributing factor to the accident.

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