Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Two-vehicle crash in Hampton kills 1, injures others

HAMPTON — Authorities say a car merging into traffic from the shoulder of an interstate was hit by another vehicle, killing a passenger and causing other minor injuries.

The Virginia State Police issued a news release Saturday saying the crash happened Friday night in Hampton on Interstate 64.

The news release says a Toyota Corolla with four occupants was stopped on the left shoulder and then attempted to merge back into the left lane.

At the same time, police say a Toyota Tacoma made a lane change into where sedan was attempting to merge, causing the truck to strike it in the rear.

A 19-year-old woman in the back seat of the sedan died at the scene. The three others suffered minor injuries. The truck’s driver and passenger also suffered injuries that aren’t life-threatening.

Police say the driver of the pickup was charged with DUI manslaughter and reckless driving.

John Mangalonzo
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John Mangalonzo (john@localdailymedia.com) 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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