VDOT worker struck, another motorist in critical condition following accident on I-664 in Chesapeake


CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Emergency crews responded to a serious auto-pedestrian crash Thursday night that injured a VDOT worker and one other driver on Interstate 664 near Route 58 in Chesapeake.

Officials say the the accident happened at around 11:30 p.m. on Thursday at the bottom of the I-664 ramp to Route 58.

Initial investigation revealed that Smart Traffic/VDOT worker Kenneth Scott Amerson was standing outside his VDOT truck assisting several vehicles on the left shoulder of the ramp when an unidentified motorist driving a Chevrolet Cavalier ran off the road way.

The driver struck the VDOT truck pushing the vehicle into Amerson.

Amerson suffered non life-threatening injuries and was taken to Norfolk General Hospital.

The driver of the Chevrolet was also taken to Norfolk General Hospital and is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.

Virginia State Police are investigating. Check back for updates on this breaking news.

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