HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) - Hampton police have filed charges against the accused wrong-way driver in an I-64 crash that killed two Christopher Newport University freshmen.
Jesse Leon Evans is facing two counts of involuntary manslaughter.
On Dec. 4, 2011, police say a Ford Taurus with five people in it was traveling westbound on I-64 when a Chevrolet Tahoe, driven by Evans, going the wrong way struck it head-on.
CNU freshmen Sierra Smith, 19, died at the scene. Her roommate, Kim Brin, 17, passed away the following day.
Evans is currently serving time at the Newport News City Jail for a prior DUI conviction.
Drivers traveling between Hatteras Island and the mainland were forced to use an emergency ferry Wednesday, following the sudden closure of the Bonner Bridge Tuesday.
Hampton Fire units arrived at the scene of a residential fire in the 3800 block of Shell Road just after 6 p.m.
One person was able to get out of a Newport News house safely after police say a man fired a gun.