Drunk, Wrong Way Driver Kills Suffolk Man
A Virginia Beach woman has been arrested for her involvement in a fatal car accident on I-264. The incident occurred early on the morning of November 4, 2017. Police say they received word of the crash around 2:00 AM. They arrived at the site of the accident on I-264 near Birdneck Road t0 find a 29-year-old man seriously injured. He was taken to the hospital but sadly succumbed to his injuries the following day.
Authorities say the accident was caused by a driver traveling the wrong direction on the highway. The driver of a Cadillac was heading west in the eastbound lanes when they struck the Mazda driven by the victim. The woman driving the Cadillac was arrested on charges of DUI maiming and driving the wrong way. She is being held without bond in the local correctional center.
We send our condolences to the family of the man killed in the accident. Accidents are often traumatic, but the unexpected loss of a life so young can be especially difficult for the surviving family members. We can only hope that prosectors can seek justice for this grieving family.
Wrong way drivers are often drunk, distracted or drowsy at the time of their accidents. Given the late hour that this particular incident occurred at, it is no surprise that the driver responsible for the wreck was drunk. Given how many easy and affordable options there are to get home safe these days, there is simply no excuse for such behavior.
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