Autopsy of Boxer Pernell Whitaker Released, Death Ruled 'Accident' from Blunt Force Trauma

July 16, 2019Jul 16, 2019

The autopsy on boxer Pernell Whitaker has been completed. The officials ruled his death an accident.

The boxer died from "multiple blunt force injuries" in a car accident, reported TMZ. He was only 55.

TMZ Sports broke the story that the boxing legend was hit by a car while walking in Virginia Beach on Sunday night. Th accident happened around 10 p.m. at night.

Emergency responders treated Whitaker at the scene, but they were unable to save his life.
The driver of the car was cooperative with police.

Officials do not believe alcohol, drugs, or speeding was a factor in the incident.

As one official put it, "It appears to just be a horrible accident."

Now, the Virginia’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has released the topline results of the autopsy. They called it "Multiple blunt force injuries."

There are no details on the funeral arrangements for the boxer. Fans have already created a makeshift memorial at the spot where he died. They have been leaving flowers and other momentos at the scene.

Pernell was widely considered one of the best boxers ever. He won titles in 4 different weight classes, and he won a gold medal at the 1984 Olympics.

Please pray for his family, friends, and fans as they mourn his passing.