UPDATE 4/1/14: Police have released new details about the accident that left one woman dead in February.
City spokeswoman Diana Klink said the wreck was caused when a small hand-held vacuum fell to the driver’s side floor board.
The front-seat passenger, 23-year-old Latasha Dubois of Suffolk, reached over to retrieve the vacuum. Klink said she grabbed the steering wheel when she sat back up, causing the vehicle to drive off the road, through a hedge and into the pond.
UPDATE: Police say London Dubois Jr. was treated and released from Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Tuesday evening.
The children are at CHKD with non-life threatening injuries.
The accident remains under investigation.
SUFFOLK -- One person is dead and three others injured after a car crashed into a pond in Suffolk Tuesday night.
The accident happened just before 8 p.m. in the 6700 block of Burbage Landing Circle. That's when the vehicle slid of the roadway and plunged into a nearby retention pond, according to Suffolk police.
Police say a citizen who witnessed the crash helped pull two children, aged 2 and 3, from the partially submerged vehicle before crews arrived on scene.
The male driver London Dubois, Jr., 25, was located by rescue personnel and airlifted by Nightingale to Sentara Norfolk General with what are believed to be life-threatening injuries, police said.
The children were also taken by ambulance to nearby hospitals to be treated.
The mother of the two kids, 23-year-old Latasha Dubois, was located in the water and transported to Maryview Hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.