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Driver is charged in crash that killed Navy sailor at Fort Story

By GORDON RAGO | The Virginian-Pilot | Published: December 5, 2019

NORFOLK, Va. (Tribune News Service) — A 38-year-old Shenandoah man has been charged after a pickup crashed into a Navy police patrol car and killed a sailor at Fort Story, according to Virginia Beach police.

Nathaniel Lee Campbell is facing involuntary manslaughter charges and is in custody of the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office, a police news release said. The sailor, Petty Officer 3rd Class Oscar Jesus Temores, 23, died when the pickup collided with his car.

Campbell was behind the wheel of a 2004 Chevrolet pickup around 7:26 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30 when he entered the base through the outbound lane of Gate 8 driving fast.

The truck drove into oncoming traffic and entered the base on the wrong side of the road. Base Security forces began responding, police said. Campbell struck Temores’s patrol car near the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Leyte Street, police said.

Both Campbell and Temores were taken to the hospital.

It’s unclear why Campbell drove onto the base. A department spokeswoman wrote in an email to The Pilot that alcohol is not believed to be a factor. There were no passengers in Campbell’s vehicle. Police are still investigating and said late Thursday morning that Campbell is still in the hospital.

A mugshot was not available. A sheriff’s department spokeswoman said Campbell is in their custody but they haven’t been able to take his mugshot because of his “status.”

Status can mean a number of things, the spokeswoman Kathy Hieatt wrote. She wrote that she was not permitted to disclose any particulars since it could pose a security issue.

gordon.rago@pilotonline.com

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