VIRGINIA BEACH — On Wednesday, Virginia Beach Fire Chief David Hutcheson stood in the same location at Atlantis Apartments where paramedics tried to save the life of a Virginia Beach man who lost control of his motorcycle on June 28.
A memorial with candles, flowers and a photo of 28-year-old Carl Lee Walton Jr. remains near the sidewalk.
His death had been foreshadowed by reports about what took place between a crowd and first responders.
Hutcheson held a news conference to address “misperceptions and inaccurate reports” concerning what happened during firefighters’ response to the fatal accident. An internal Fire Department memo reported an unruly crowd gathering at the scene and firefighters being pushed and kicked.
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