DWI HIT PARADE: JAMES PAVLIKOWSKI KILLED WHEN DRIVING WRONG WAY ON I-64 IN HALLOWEEN BOOZE CRUISE
JAMES PAVLIKOWSKI KILLED WHEN DRIVING WRONG WAY ON I-64 IN HEAD-ON HALLOWEEN BOOZE CRUISE
NEW KENT COUNTY – Virginia State Police Sgt. Stephan Vick reports that alcohol was a factor on Halloween night, a deadly party night across the nation when one person was killed. Possible heroin use and depression may have had an impact in the crash, according to postings on the Facebook page of the driver responsible for the horrific collision. A desire to commit suicide was also posted by the deceased driver on his Facebook page.
Police say that on Monday night, October 31, 2016, JAMES C. PAVLIKOWSKI was killed and another person seriously injured in a wrong-way driving which crash occurred at approximately 11:45 p.m., on Interstate 64 westbound, at the 218.5-mile marker in New Kent County.
Virginia State Police Trooper C. Neece is investigating the crash.
A 2002 Chrysler Sebring was traveling east bound in the west bound lanes on Interstate 64 when it struck a 2003 Ford Windstar van head-on.
The female driver of the Ford (sole occupant) was transported to MCV with serious injuries; she was wearing a seatbelt.
Police report that Pavlikowski was driving the wrong way on I-64.
Alcohol use on the part of Pavlikowski is being considered a factor in the crash which remains under investigation.
The driver (sole occupant) of the Chrysler, JAMES C. PAVLIKOWSKI, 25 of Virginia Beach, Virginia died at the scene; he was not wearing a seatbelt. The female driver of the Ford (sole occupant) was transported to MCV with serious injuries; she was wearing a seatbelt. Alcohol is being considered a factor in the crash which remains under investigation.
Virginia State Police have not yet identified the motorist that was hit by Pavlikowski or provided further information as to the extent of her injuries.
DECEASED: JAMES C. PAVLIKOWSKI, 25, OF VIRGINIA BEACH, VA.
On his Facebook page, James Pavlikowski left numerous postings about heroin use and the recent death of his friend, Nick Stockburger, who may have died of an overdose.
“It’s really sad when you seems friend start doing heroin. Especially after we just lost a good friend to than horrible drug.” – Posted on Aug. 13, 2016, on his Facebook page.
James Pavlikowski, August 16 ·
“So apparently, I’m on heroin. Which is funny because I just lost my best friend to it and everyone who knows me knows I will never touch that bullshit drug. People are hilarious.”
Courtney Maddox “If you need some help I can give you options.”
James Pavlikowski, I don’t need help. It’s one of my dumbass exes who’s tryna spread the rumor that im on sunshine.
James Pavlikowski “I’m on it”
August 16 at 4:09pm
James Pavlikowski, August 16 at 4:40 pm, It’s bullshit like why the f*** would I ever do especially after we lost Nick to that shit.
Chris Picasso, “Go clean, and you’ll get rid of all assumptions like that.
You’re grown, and you’re gonna do what you want, I’m just leaving that tidbit of advice for you.”
James Pavlikowski, August 16 at 5:29 pm, “I have been clean. I’ve been clean for almost two weeks now ask my mom dad cause they’re the ones helping me through this.”
Chris Picasso “It’s sad that any of the people that you know still continue to do drugs that are slowly killing them.” August 13 at 4:03 pm.
Julia Drake “I don’t know what your going through but I know how much u meant to Nick Stockburger and I know it’s probably breaking his heart watching u go through this. U know more than anyone he knows the pain your going through and he would want u to embrace life and not feel or go through what he did and what u are. We all do and feel things in the moment, but we can’t go back in time, although we wish we could but in those times remember him and how much u mean to him and live the life u know he would want u to, no matter how hard or impossible it feels. Learn from him James and keep your head up. I know it’s easier said than done but it’s a stepping stone.”
I don’t eat, I don’t sleep, I developed old habits I thought I left behind depression literally eats you alive from the inside and people say ” oh get over it, it’s not bad” do y’all know what it’s like to want to die every day?
James Pavlikowski, July 26 ·
“People think depression is a joke, and it’s not. It literally destroys lives. I don’t eat, I don’t sleep, I developed old habits I thought I left behind depression literally eats you alive from the inside and people say ” oh get over it, it’s not bad” do y’all know what it’s like to want to die every day? No, you don’t. Don’t tell me its easy, it’ll be okay, etc. cause it won’t be until I can get passed this. So from now on everyone just leave me alone unless I hit you up cause chances are I won’t wanna talk to you unless you a certain few people and they know who they are.”
James Pavlikowski, June 23 ·
“In remembrance of you. You’ll always be with me now my friend. RIP Nick.”
James Pavlikowski, June 13 ·
“People now a days got no compassion or sympathy. Unless it benefits them, they could care less. This is why my faith in humanity has been dwindling, and after today it’s officially gone.”
James Pavlikowski, May 23 ·
“I’ll be a dreamer till the day I die, they say the good die young.”
James Pavlikowski, May 22 ·
“It still doesn’t feel real. I lost my best friend man. Like wtf am I supposed to do without you, man. You were my PIC, my heterosexual life partner. I f****** love you dawg. I miss you so much already man. I know you’re not in pain anymore, but it was just too soon.”
Nicholas Charles Stockburger, 22, passed away on May 19, 2016. He was born in Washington State to Charles and Jean Stockburger. He is predeceased by his…
James Pavlikowski shared his photo., May 20 ·
Bro… Nick Stockburger
In addition to typical poses with alcohol in various settings, he also posted that he was “done with VB and looking forward to moving to Florida.”
Pavlikowski mentioned in recent posts that he had been using heroin, that is family was helping him to clean up and told friends that he was using heroin again.
On the memorial page of a funeral home, the Pavlikowski family posted a note of condolences to the Stockburger family.
“There are no words to express the sorrow you are feeling. We will miss having Nick to our house. He loved my baking, especially at Christmas. May God give you peace and comfort during this difficult times. Steven, Sharon, Andrew and James Pavlikowski”
Virginia Beach Police, like other law enforcement agencies in the mid-Atlantic region, have been warning about increased heroin use of epidemic proportions and deadly new doses of the drug available in the area.