Updated: Fatal motorcycle crash reported along West Neck Road

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS PUNGO – Police identified a city man killed in the Tuesday, Feb. 13, motorcycle crash on West Neck Road as William Taylor Bird. In an updated statement placed online, police said Bird, 34, was the rider of the only… Continue Reading


Delivery truck driver charged with involuntary manslaughter, DUI following deadly crash in Pungo

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS PUNGO — Police accused a delivery truck driver of involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influence following a crash on Indian River Road on Friday, May 19, that left a woman dead and another woman critically injured.… Continue Reading


Driver killed, passenger critically injured after delivery truck drives into their lane on Indian River Road

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS PUNGO – The driver of an SUV died following a two-vehicle crash this afternoon on the 2400 block of Indian River Road, according to Virginia Beach police. Another woman, a passenger in the SUV, was critically injured after… Continue Reading


EMS brigade chief reaches plea agreement in deadly crash

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS COURTHOUSE – A city emergency medical services officer who was accused of reckless driving in connection with a crash that killed an 88-year-old woman near Lynnhaven Mall in March reached a plea agreement in the case this… Continue Reading