Krispy Kreme Doughnut Company
9802 Warwick Road, Newport News, VA

THEN: 9802 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA
NOW:
James River Veterinary Hospital
West Mercury Boulevard, Hampton, VA
NOW:
 
1957 Anchor  - p. 188 Saturday, January 29, 2005

I always suspected that the Warwick Blvd Krispy Kreme was the current site of my 30+ year family vet.  The vet's address is 9804, but they long ago expanded into the former site of the Krispy Kreme at 9802.  Notice the bump out on the right side of the building. I am convinced that this was the KK drive-thru.
 
12/03/03 Image by Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/29/05
Thanks, Dave!
Since 1965

Man dies after truck crashes into shop

 

By David Chernicky, Daily Press, January 22, 2004

HAMPTON -- A 20-year-old Carrollton man was killed early Wednesday morning when the truck he was driving crossed four lanes of traffic on West Mercury Boulevard before crashing into the side of a Krispy Kreme doughnut shop.

When rescue workers arrived, Jeffrey Coleman Wilson was trapped inside the cab of the 2002 Chevy S-10, its roof and hood crushed from the impact. Hampton firefighters popped the passenger's door to reach him.

Wilson was airlifted to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, said Hampton Police Cpl. Jimmie Wideman.

There were no pedestrians or other vehicles involved in the 6 a.m. crash. Police couldn't say how fast the eastbound pickup truck was going, but said speed was a factor in the accident. A relative said police told him the speedometer was stuck at 97 mph. The posted speed at that location is 45 mph.

No Krispy Kreme customers or employees saw the crash due to the angle of impact, which knocked about 8 inches of brickwork from the western side of the store, police said.
The store never closed.



Shift supervisor Debbie Cox was dipping doughnuts in the back of the store, when she heard a loud bang, she said.

"I didn't know what was going on," she said.

Krispy Kreme has plans to demolish the building - where hot doughnuts have been sold for 38 years - to build a larger store on the same site. Construction could take five months.

The project was set to begin last year, but has been delayed several times due to small issues with the city, said David Lee, assistant manager for the doughnut chain. Lee said he didn't know what effect the crash would have on plans to build
a larger store.

Wilson recently had moved to Titus Creek Drive in Carrollton from Smithfield. He graduated from Smithfield High School
in 2003.

The pickup was eastbound on Mercury when Wilson apparently lost control, and the truck veered left across the median and continued across the four westbound lanes in front of Tommy's restaurant, according to police. The truck continued at an angle across the front lot of a Jiffy Lube shop, hit a concrete barrier and went into the air. It landed against the west side
of the Krispy Kreme store.

David Chernicky can be reached at 247-4743 or by e-mail at dchernicky@dailypress.com

Copyright 2004, Daily Press

Courtesy of http://www.dailypress.com/news/local/dp-46345sy0jan22,0,4921887.story?coll=dp-news-local-final - 01/22/04

 


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