Deadly Crashes on Route 460 in Sussex County Claim Five Lives
It was a grim weekend in Sussex County where deadly crashes on Route 460 claimed five lives.
The five people died in separate crashes on Friday night and on Sunday morning.
Late on Friday, a woman from Chesapeake and her five-year-old child were killed in a horrific crash on Route 460.
Virginia State Police said that 27-year-old Hannah Elizabeth Feinberg was driving a Honda Civic, westbound on Route 460. She lost control in Sussex County, ran off the road and hit a guardrail. The impact caused her Honda to spin out into the eastbound lanes into the path of a Peterbuilt tractor-trailer.
Both Feinberg and a 5 year-old passenger were pronounced dead at the scene. Our thoughts are with the families of the victims who lost their lives on Route 460 this weekend.
A report on WAVY.com noted Virginia State Police were alerted to the crash just after 11:30 p.m. on Friday. Police closed down westbound lanes on Route 460 near General Mahone Highway for nearly three hours.
On Sunday morning, three people lost their lives in a three-vehicle crash on Route 460 in Sussex County.
Virginia State Police spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Anaya said Christy N. Allen, 30, of Emporia, was traveling east on Route 460. She crossed a center line near Walnut Hill Road in a Kia Soul and hit a Honda Accord head-on. The Honda crashed into the back of a third car, a Toyota Scion.
Christy Allen lost her life at the scene as did her passenger 28-year-old Roquisha Shonta Broady from Emporia.
The other casualty was the passenger in the Honda, Dequincy Lamar Jackson, 25. He died on impact, while the driver of the Honda suffered major injuries. The driver of the third vehicle suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
WAVY.com reported that investigators believe alcohol was a likely factor in the crash, according to Sgt. Anaya.
Deadly Crashes on Route 460 Were Caused By Drivers Losing Control
This was a terrible weekend on Route 460, a fast-moving rural highway that links Hampton Roads to Petersburg. The travel lanes are not separated, meaning a driver who loses control may end up being involved in a head-on accident with traffic coming the other way. Head-on accidents are the most deadly type.
Far too many accidents are avoidable and caused by alcohol or distracted driving.
Over the holiday period, more drivers are likely to be consuming alcohol. Never get behind the wheel if you believe you are intoxicated. Call Uber, Lyft or a taxi or have a designated driver who is not drinking alcohol. Passengers who are injured and family members of passengers who lose their lives have rights.
If you have lost a loved one, call our Virginia wrongful death lawyers at (757) 455-0077.