Boxing Legend Pernell Whitaker Dies At 55

Boxing Legend Pernell Whitaker Dies At 55

Boxing legend Pernell Whitaker was killed Sunday night after he was hit by a car in Virginia Beach.

He was 55 years old.

We’re told officials received a call around 10:04 PM in response to an accident at the intersection of Northampton Boulevard and Baker Road.

When cops arrived, they located the man who had been hit by a vehicle who was in really bad shape — and our sources tell us that man was Pernell Whitaker.

Emergency medical personnel at the scene tried to resuscitate Whitaker — even performing CPR on him — but unfortunately, Whitaker succumbed to his injuries and died.

Cops are investigating. Unclear if the driver of the car was arrested but he did stay on the scene to speak with police. It’s NOT a hit and run situation.

By the way, we’re told the area where Pernell was hit is NOT a popular nightlife area — in other words, it’s not like he was out partying.

Whitaker (who’s from Virginia) was a BEAST in the ring … winning world titles at 4 different weights — lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight and light middleweight.

According to the most recent updates, the driver involved in the crash was NOT arrested and police don’t think drugs, alcohol, or speed contributed to the accident. It’s unlikely the driver will face charges.


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