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Boxing legend Pernell 'Sweet Pea' Whitaker has died aged 55 after being struck by a car in his hometown of Virginia Beach.
Authorities responded to reports of an accident at the intersection of Northampton Boulevard and Baker Road just after 10.04pm Sunday.
Officers found the man who had been struck by a car and was seriously injured. He later died, and a family member confirmed the victim was Whitaker, WTKR reported.
The crash is still under investigation. The driver stayed on the scene to speak with police and it is unclear whether he was arrested.