boxing great Pernell ‘Sweet Pea’ Whitaker died in an accident in Virginia as it has be confirmed.
The Virginia Beach Police Department said in a news release that the 55-year-old who won Olympic gold and championship belts in four weight classes was hit by a vehicle around 10 p.m. ET on Sunday at an intersection west of downtown Virginia Beach and pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle remained on the scene after the accident according to police, and the case is being investigated by the department’s Fatal Accident Crash Team.
He is survived by his wife and five children.
luxurious Floyd Mayweather already pays tribute to boxing great Pernell ‘Sweet Pea’ Whitaker after he was killed in an accident in Virginia