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Military Highway Crash Death Leads to Manslaughter Charge

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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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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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Bill O’mara

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 Injury Lawyers as an associate attorney. He became a partner in 2017.

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