Friends: Driver killed in crash in Suffolk survived by young son

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on January 25, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Updated Sunday, Jan 26 at 12:41 AM

SUFFOLK -- 27-year-old Mario (Marion) Deon Wilkins died Saturday afternoon after his car went off of Route 58 (Portsmouth Boulevard) and hit several trees.

Police said the wreck happened at about 3:40 p.m. near the weigh station along the highway.

As part of their investigation, emergency crews shut down 2 lanes of westbound traffic, which created a several mile back up in traffic that lasted a few hours.

“It’s just sad,” said an emotional Taylor Harper, a longtime friend of Wilkins.

Dozens of friends left well wishes and condolences on Wilkins' Facebook page shortly after the crash.

Friends told 13News Now he is survived by a young son.

The cause of the wreck remains under investigation.

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