State police responded to four fatal accidents over New Year’s Eve/Day

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — Deputies responded to four fatal accidents in the area on New Year’s Eve and Day, according to Virginia State Police.

On December 31, 2016 at around 1:27 p.m., deputies were called to an accident on eastbound Route 58, east of Sadlers Drive, in Greensville County.

Preliminary investigations found that a 2013 Volkswagen was traveling eastbound on Route 58 and reduced speed for a 45 mph zone.

The driver of the Volkswagen was then struck from behind by a 2014 Kenworth tractor-trailer, causing the Volkswagen to veer off the roadway and into a tree. The front seat passenger of the Volkswagen, Sandra Kennedy, 61, was critically injured and taken to VCU Medical Center — where she later died of her injuries.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was charged with reckless driving. Alcohol did not play a factor in the accident.

State police was called around 9:42 p.m. to investigate a single-vehicle accident on I-64 eastbound, west of the I-464 interchange, in Chesapeake.

A 1997 Honda Accord, driven by a 19-year-old woman, was traveling eastbound and ran off the road and into a concrete barrier head-on. She was taken to Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, where she was later pronounced dead.

It is unknown at this time if alcohol played a factor in the accident.

Shortly around 10:48 p.m., police was called to investigate another single vehicle accident which had resulted in the rear passenger dying at the scene. The accident occurred on the northbound lanes of I-85 at the Warfield exit in Brunswick County. A 1993 Toyota Camry was traveling northbound I-85 when the driver ran off the road, overcorrected and hit a guardrail head-on.

Deltoriss Shartrell Bullock, 30, died at the scene.

On January 1, deputies were called to a two vehicle accident around 8:34 a.m. on Westbound Route 14, west of Route 606 (Diggs Wharf Road), in Mathews County.

A 2009 Nissan Verse was traveling westbound on Route 14 and a 2003 Chevrolet Impala was traveling eastbound Route 14. An undetermined vehicle crossed the center line which resulted in a head-on collision.

Bruce Galen Harris, 66, the driver of the 2009 Nissan, and died at the scene.

All of the accidents are still under investigation.