Driver charged after 5 injured in head-on crash in Va. Beach

Carl Hylton (Photo courtesy: VBPD)

Correction: The original information from police had the incorrect number of people in each vehicle. That information has been corrected in the copy below.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A driver has been charged after five people were injured early Sunday morning in a head-on collision, Virginia Beach police say.

Police say it happened around 2:45 a.m. on the 5200 block of Greenwich Road. Paramedics took five people to a local hospital. Four people have non life-threatening injuries, and one person is in critical condition.

Investigators say an SUV with four occupants was heading southbound on Greenwich Road, while a passenger car occupied by only the driver was heading northbound on the road.  The passenger car was traveling at a high-speed and crossed the yellow line while navigating a curve, hitting the SUV head-on.

There was significant damage to both vehicles, and it took fire crews some time to get both drivers out of their cars.

The driver of the passenger car, 37-year-old Carl Jordan Hylton, has been charged with DUI and maiming as a result of driving while intoxicated and was booked in the Virginia Beach City Jail. He has a bond hearing on September 21.