Driver charged with DUI after fatal I-64 crash

Vehicle crash on I-64 in Norfolk, July 9, 2014. (Photo courtesy VDOT)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A man has died after Virginia State Police say a drunk driver crashed into his vehicle on Interstate 64 Thursday night.

Just after 8 p.m., dispatchers got a 911 call about a disabled 1998 Honda Civic with the flashers activated that was stopped in the left shoulder lane of I-64 East, just west of the Twin Bridges.

The driver, Tyler A. Carnes, had contacted AAA and was waiting for assistance when police say Robert G. Horton drove a 2001 Ford Explorer off the road and into his vehicle.

When Troopers arrived, they found Carnes trapped inside his vehicle with life-threatening injuries, Sergeant Michelle Anaya said. The 21-year-old was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where he later passed away.

Horton, a 47-year-old from Norfolk, escaped the crash with minor injuries. He was charged with driving under the influence, 2nd offense, and taken to Virginia Beach City Jail, where he received a $1500 secured bond, Anaya said.

The case will be presented to the Commonwealth’s Attorney to determine if further charges will be filed.

No other information has been released. Stay with for updates on this developing story.

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