Military Highway Crash Death Leads to Manslaughter Charge

Military Highway is one of the most dangerous roads in Chesapeake. I was saddened to read about another Military Highway crash death this week.

Police charged a 28-year-old man from Norfolk with involuntary manslaughter over the fatality today shortly after his release from a local hospital.

The man from the 6400 block of Eason Circle in Norfolk is charged over a death on Sept. 9 at the intersection of Military Hwy and Engle Ave, Chesapeake police said in a press release.

The man is being held in the Chesapeake City Jail without bond.  The accident remains under investigation.

Police said the wreck on Sept. 9 claimed the life of 22-year-old Randi Walker, a woman from Towne Point Road in Portsmouth.

Police revealed few details about this Military Highway crash death beyond highlighting the location at Military Highway and Engle Avenue. The wreck occurred at 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 9.

Military Highway in Chesapeake has an unenviable reputation for fatal and serious wrecks.

Military Highway Crash Death is Latest Fatality on the Road

Far too many drivers and pedestrians have been killed on Military Highway in Chesapeake. In 2015, I noted a three vehicle crash near the Triple Decker Bridge that killed a motorist.

In the same year, a motorcyclist was killed on Military Highway. Earlier in 2015, South Military Highway in Chesapeake was the scene of a fatal head-on collision. A Lincoln and a red sedan crashed into each other in the 2900 block of South Military Highway.

The Lincoln was traveling westbound on Military Highway when it crossed over a center line into oncoming hitting the red sedan traveling eastbound.

Military Highway is a fast-moving urban highway with many dangerous intersections. As a native of Chesapeake, I know the road well and am familiar with its hazards. Fatal accidents on Military Highway and Battlefield Boulevard give Chesapeake an unenviable reputation as being one of the most dangerous cities in Hampton Roads for drivers.

If a loved one has lost their life in Hampton Roads you should consider talking to a Chesapeake wrongful death attorney at (757) 455-0077. We can meet you at our Chesapeake office or visit you at your home.

Bill O'Mara

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