Man dies from injuries sustained in 2-vehicle crash in Suffolk Wednesday


Fatal crash at the intersection of North Main Street and Holly Lawn Parkway in Suffolk April 28, 2021. (Photo courtesy: Suffolk)

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A 74-year-old man died Saturday from injuries he sustained in a two-car crash Wednesday in Suffolk.

Police identified the man as Clifford Schompert, 74, of Suffolk. They said he was the driver of a Jeep Cherokee.

Police said he died Saturday while at a hospital.

The crash happened around 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of North Main Street and Holly Lawn Parkway.

Preliminary investigation shows a GMC Arcadia pick-up that had flipped onto its driver’s side after the crash, which involved a Jeep Cherokee driven by Schompert.

A woman and child had to be extricated through the windshield of the GMC. The two were sent to a local hospital with injuries that weren’t considered life-threatening.

Schompert was also rushed to the hospital with what were later determined to be life-threatening injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident, or that has information, is asked to contact Officer T. A. Gardner, Fatal Crash Investigator, at 757-514-7997, or 757-923-2350, Option 8.

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