Police Identify Dead and Injured in I-264 Crash in Virginia Beach
Police have named the victims of the I-264 crash in Virginia Beach on Friday that left two dead and six injured.
The massive crash near the Birdneck Road intersection of the interstate closed the highway down in both directions for about six hours.
The accident was caused by a Chrysler Pacifica that crossed a median and hit two eastbound vehicles. Police are still investigating what caused the van to cross the median.
The driver’s daughter, Brittany Landers-Morgan of Virginia Beach, was one of the two people who died in the wreck. She was a passenger in the Chrysler.
The other victim was Stephen W. Austin, 63, of Albemarle, N.C., who was driving one of the eastbound vehicles. The driver of the Chrysler was seriously injured.
The Chrysler crossed the median at Birdneck Road and hit a Lexus, police said. It then flipped into the air and struck a Honda van, reported the Virginian-Pilot.
Austin was the driver of the Lexus who died at the scene. The wreck left his 64-year-old wife injured, as well as the 53-year-old driver of the other van Arif B. Salman of Virginia Beach, his wife, 46, and their two children, ages 9 and 7.
Our deepest condolences go out to the families of those who lost their lives. We hope the injured make a full recovery.
Friday’s wreck was the latest in a series of crashes on busy I-264 in Virginia Beach. In May, two teens died in a fiery wreck at S. Rosemont Road in Virginia Beach.
In the summer, a single-vehicle accident killed a woman from Portsmouth on the interstate.
Every year we see many multi-vehicle accidents in Hampton Roads. The holidays can be a particularly dangerous time because the roads are busy and life becomes hectic.
If you have lost a loved one or suffered a serious injury, another driver may be responsible.
It’s important to recover as much as you can for your injuries and to seek expert legal advice rather than dealing directly with the insurance company. Call us today for a free consultation at (757) 455-0077.