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I-64 SUV Crash in Newport News Leaves One Dead, Five Others Injured

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I-64 SUV Crash in Newport News Leaves One Dead, Five Others Injured

A driver has been charged after an I-64 SUV Crash in Newport News that claimed one life and injured five others on Sunday.

The Chevrolet SUV blew a tire and flipped on the Interstate. One of the passengers was critically injured. Our thoughts are with the passengers and their families after this tragic wreck.

A report on WAVY.com said the driver, who was injured in the wreck, was later charged with defective equipment, no liability insurance, and failure to register a vehicle. Virginia State Police believe tire tread was a factor in the crash.

Virginia State Police reported one person died on Interstate 64 east Sunday afternoon. The crash caused major delays as emergency crews responded to the accident scene, and left some lanes blocked more than an hour after the accident.

Did defective tire cause I-64  SUV crash in Newport News

I-64 SUV Crash in Newport News may have been caused by defective tire

An I-64 SUV crash occurred at about around 5:11 p.m. on Sunday close to the J. Clyde Morris Boulevard exit, mile marker 258, state police spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Anaya said in a press release.

Anaya said the driver of an SUV lost control of the vehicle and it overturned. One person died and others were hurt at the accident scene, Anaya said. Police were reported to be investigating the crash.

The crash led to long delays on I-64, blocking all lanes on the interstate east for close to an hour.

A Nightingale helicopter arrived at the crash scene at about 5:40 p.m. and left around 6 p.m., police said.

Blown Tire is Linked to I-64 SUV Crash in Newport News

More details about the crash were provided in a report on WAVY.com on Monday.

The station reported other people were reported injured in the crash, one of them critically.

The report said a blown tire caused a SUV to crash and flip off Interstate 64 in Newport News.

The police report said a 2004 Chevrolet SUV was heading east on I-64, when a rear tire failed. The SUV ran off the road, hit a jersey wall and flipped multiple times.

Six people were reported to be in the SUV at the time, according to state police.

WAVY reported Wilnet Gordon, 75 of Richmond, and Brandon Carswell were ejected from their seats in the crash. Police said Gordon died at the scene.

Carswell was flown via the Nightingale helicopter to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The 38-year-old driver was taken to Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News. Tiara Strange, 28, and two other passengers were also treated at Riverside.

Passengers have rights to make a claim against a driver for a defective vehicle or other shortcomings. The estate of a deceased passenger also has the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Call our Newport News personal injury lawyers today for a free consultation. Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers has client meeting locations at Oyster Point in Newport News and in Peninsula Town Center in Hampton. Call us at (757) 455-0077.

Will Dudley

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John Cooper is a veteran of personal injury law practice in Virginia. A native Virginian, he was raised in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. He has more than 20 years of experience handling personal injury cases and recently handled the largest auto accident settlement in 2010, according to VA Lawyers Weekly. The award provided $3.5 million to a child whose young father died when the vehicle he was a passenger in was rear-ended by a careless truck driver.

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Bill O’Mara started his legal career in 2008, moving back to his home town of Chesapeake, VA. He has practiced in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury and other litigation. He has gained extensive court room and trial experience, including contested trials before judges and juries across Hampton Roads. In 2014, Mr. O’Mara joined Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers as an associate attorney. He became a partner in 2017.

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