Man charged with DUI in I-264 crash that killed 22-year-old woman

Christopher Kita (Photo: Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A Chesapeake man is charged with DUI in connection with a deadly crash on I-264 near Witchduck Road early Sunday morning.

According to Virginia State Police, a 2012 Mazda 3 was stopped in the left lane of westbound I-264 with its hazard lights on, when a 2005 Toyota Tacoma crashed into it from behind. The crash happened around 3:30 a.m.

The driver of the Mazda, 22-year-old Teja Freeman, of Norfolk, died at the scene. She was the only person in the vehicle.

28-year-old Christopher Kita was driving the Tacoma and police charged him with DUI – involuntary manslaughter. Court records show Kita was also charged with DWI in Chesapeake less than one month ago.

Christopher Kita (Photo: Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office)

“No one will ever know what her potential was because he took all that from her,” said Cynthia Felton, the victim’s neighbor.

She describes Freeman as a kind and loving woman who was close to her family.

“She loved her nephew… they had a special connection.”

Reached over the phone on Monday, Freeman’s grandfather told 10 On Your Side that he isn’t holding a grudge against Kita.

10 On Your Side requested an interview with the suspect from the Virginia Beach Jail, but he declined.