Police: 1 killed in three-vehicle crash in Norfolk

A Norfolk police cruiser is seen near the scene of a fatal crash on March 13, 2018. (WAVY Photo).

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — One person was killed Tuesday morning in a three-vehicle collision on a busy Norfolk overpass.

Police say the crash happened at the Roland Park overpass on Tidewater Drive just after 6 a.m.

A preliminary investigation found someone driving a Cadillac CTS north on Tidewater lost control, crossed over the median and hit a Ford Escort head-on.

Related: Winter weather creates traffic mess across region

Police say the driver of the Escort, 68-year-old Janis B. Neal, of Hampton, died at the scene.

The Escort was pushed back into a Chevrolet Silverado that was also traveling north.

The driver of the Silverado was uninjured, but the 48-year-old driver of the Cadillac was taken to Sentara Norfolk General for treatment. That driver is expected to be OK, according to police.


Police say it does not appear alcohol was a factor in the crash, but they’re still investigating.

The crash in Norfolk was one of several around the region after a winter storm created a slushy mess on the roads.

The Southampton County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday morning there were multiple crashes with injuries on U.S. Route 58, as many bridges in the county were frozen over.

Numerous other crashes were reported on interstate highways between the Peninsula and Southside.

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