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I-664 Head-on-Wreck in Suffolk Kills Pickup Driver

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I-664 Head-on-Wreck in Suffolk Kills Pickup Driver

Head-on crashes are statistically more dangerous than any other types. We were saddened to read about an I-664 head-on wreck in Suffolk this week that killed a man from South Carolina.

Virginia State Police reported the crash just before 10 p.m. on Interstate 664, at the entrance ramp from College Drive.

A 2014 Dodge Ram was going south on the northbound lanes on Tuesday night onto the College Drive ramp when it was in a head-on collision with a 2012 Nissan Rouge, reported

It’s not clear why the Dodge Ram was driving the wrong way onto the ramp.

Police identified the Ram driver as 61-year-old Charles Kevin Corroon of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. The report on WAVY stated it had not been determined whether speed and alcohol were factors in the fatal I-664 head-on wreck in Suffolk.

I-664 Head-on-Wreck in Suffolk

The College Drive exit on I-664

Paramedics transported the driver of the Nissan to the hospital with injuries described as non-life-threatening.

The crash marked the second fatality near the College Drive exit of I-664 this year.

In January, traffic was stopped in the northbound lanes of I-664 for a wide load to be escorted through the Monitor-Merrimac Bridge-Tunnel. A Ram 1500 slammed into the back of a 2006 Freightliner tractor trailer.

The impact claimed the life of the pickup driver, 50-year-old Kenneth McGarrh from Newport News. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

Head-on wrecks are often caused by reckless or dangerous drivers. The cause of Tuesday’s wrong way crash in Hampton Roads is not clear.

Wrong way accidents occur more commonly than many people think. Sometimes a driver may incorrectly judge a one-way street or highway off-ramp. A driver may be texting or not paying attention.

Any time you get behind the wheel, especially on a fast-moving interstate like I-664, there is a danger of a head-on collision with your vehicle.

Recently, a wrong way driver caused a double fatal crash on I-264 in Virginia Beach, we noted on our Hampton Roads car accident lawyer blog.

If you are driving on the interstates of Hampton Roads, you should always be aware of the possibility of wrong way drivers being on the road. If you were harmed by a wrong way driver, please call us at (757) 455-0077.

Mike Snellings

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Jim Hurley has been practicing law throughout Virginia for more than two-and-a-half decades. During his career, he has tried more than 100 jury trials — a staggering number — and handled hundreds more that were settled out of court. He is guided by the principle that the client is in charge of his or her case and should be kept fully aware of the litigation process. Jim has been awarded an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given, for his practice of law. He was named in Virginia Super Lawyers in 2014, 2015, 2016.

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