I-264 fatal wrong-way driving suspect turns self into police


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — State Police say a woman suspected of driving the wrong way on Interstate 264, killing one and injuring two others on Oct. 28, has turned herself into police. 

Shortly after 2 a.m. that day, a Chevy Equinox driving west in the eastbound lanes of I-264 in Portsmouth collided with a Toyota Tacoma near Victory Boulevard, according to Virginia State Police.

The passenger of the Equinox, identified as Cecilia R. Wells, was pronounced dead at the scene, State Police say. The two occupants in the Toyota were injured, as well as the driver of the Equinox. 

According to State Police, 26-year-old Evonne Shanae Brinkley is the suspected driver of the Equinox. She was charged with a DUI after being taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. 

Troopers attempted to find Brinkley after additional charges were placed including maiming, involuntary manslaughter, failure to obey highway sign and driving the wrong way on a one way street. 

She turned herself in Thursday at the Portsmouth City Jail. She was arrested, taken before a magistrate and received a $20,000 secure bond. 

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