Thursday, September 28, 2023

Police arrest man in connection with deadly crash Saturday

Reginald L. Harris (WYDaily/Courtesy of Hampton Police Division)
Reginald L. Harris (WYDaily/Courtesy of Hampton Police Division)

Police have made an arrest in connection with a two-vehicle crash that killed one man and injured two other people in Hampton Saturday night.

Reginald L. Harris, 32, of Hampton, is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Police said additional charges are pending.

Police identified the man killed in the crash as Ronald Krenisky, 59, also of Hampton. Two other people were taken to local hospitals, one with serious injuries.

Medics and police were dispatched near the intersection of Victoria Boulevard and Catalpa Avenue at 8:49 p.m. Saturday on a report of a two-vehicle crash, according to a news release from Hampton Police.

There, officers found a four-door sedan and an SUV that collided in the roadway.

Krenisky, who was in the sedan, was ejected from the vehicle. He died at the scene.

Harris was the driver of the SUV, police said.

A man was killed following a two-vehicle crash in Hampton Saturday night. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Hampton Police Division)
A man was killed following a two-vehicle crash in Hampton Saturday night. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Hampton Police Division)

Details about the crash were not immediately released – police said the incident remains under investigation.

Authorities are asking anyone who may have seen the crash or has information that will help police in their investigation to contact the Hampton Police Division at 757–727–6111 or the Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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